Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement following the passage of Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, an authorization bill considered by Congress every year to set funding levels for the military to continue its operations and remain a global leader:

“As a Congress, it is our obligation to ensure our military and troops have the necessary funding to provide for our defense and combat the most immediate dangers to our homeland, especially the threat of ISIS and other terrorist networks.  This year’s NDAA provides our troops with a pay raise and increases our military readiness while making reforms to improve the effectiveness and efficiency the Department of Defense.  Passage of this bill is critical to our military installations in North Carolina and our national defense.”