06.18.15

Senator David Perdue Supports A Strong National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today supported the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“Georgians know that the most important role of the federal government is to provide the resources necessary to keep Americans at home and abroad safe.

“Right now, the United States faces a global security crisis, and it’s critical that we fund our military to maintain a strong defense. This year’s bill also achieves some important reforms that help produce cost savings so we can reinvest in military capabilities for our warfighters.

“This bill reflects many Georgia priorities. The NDAA fully restores funding for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, our nation’s most cost-effective plane for close air support. The bill also helps Georgia veterans by improving access to care for military beneficiaries and strengthening our state’s military bases.

“As a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, I will work to ensure that funding our national defense remains the top priority for the federal government.

“Our world is becoming more dangerous every day, and I will continue to fight to grow our economy so that we do not need to make arbitrary cuts to our defense budget that would make us unnecessarily vulnerable.”