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Roe Supports Bill to Provide Largest Troop Pay Raise in Eight Years

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Washington, July 14, 2017 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 344 to 81:  

“As long as I have the privilege of serving in Congress, I will work to ensure the men and women who serve in uniform have the best equipment and training in the world. I take this duty very seriously because the safety and readiness of our servicemembers is of the utmost importance to me. Our Armed Forces are telling us that previous budgets left them stretched thin, so I’m pleased this year's NDAA provides a 10 percent increase in defense spending, and I'm incredibly proud it includes the largest troop pay increase in eight years. This is the least Congress can do for the men, women and their families who make tremendous sacrifices to keep us safe and free, and I'm glad to support this legislation.”

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