MISHAWAKA — Rep. Jackie Walorski, member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act earlier today:
“I’m grateful to see my Republican and Democrat colleagues in the Senate support military readiness for our troops and my language restricting detainees from being transferred out of Guantanamo. I only hope the president can put politics aside to sign this legislation into law and protect our national security while ensuring our men and women are equipped with the necessary tools to fight increasing global threats both at home and abroad.”
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, fulfills Congress’s constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense, including a number of key reforms for military operations across the nation, and enables Indiana to continue to play a critical role in national security.
The bill now heads to the president for further consideration.
Click here to read Walorski’s statement last week following house passage.