12.08.16

Senator David Perdue Supports Military’s Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, sending the critical legislation to President Obama for his signature:

“Our troops put their lives on the line for our country, and I will always support their brave work. Today, we are sending President Obama a bipartisan bill that addresses our military's needs by streamlining our defense acquisition process, preventing the closure of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and providing our military personnel with a much-needed pay increase. Georgians and military personnel stationed in the Peach State will be pleased to learn that vital programs such as JSTARS surveillance planes, A-10 jets, and Ohio Class replacement submarines are also prioritized to support our women and men on the frontlines. After the past eight years, I am encouraged to finally see our country setting some real priorities, and I look forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump and General James Mattis to rebuild our military in order to prepare for future challenges.”