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Johnson Votes to Fund Troops & Counter Geopolitical Threats

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Washington, May 15, 2015 | Dan Schneider (202-225-5705) | comments

Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“The world today is a dangerous place; ISIS is probing at the perimeter fence of freedom, Iran continues its quest for a nuclear weapon, Russia continues its ongoing aggression in the Ukraine, and China continues to ramp up its military spending.  Because of these global challenges, the House acted today by passing legislation that provides our military with the tools it needs to protect and defend our freedoms.

“The legislation that passed the House today also includes reforms aimed at improving military benefits for our troops, cuts inefficient and ineffective programs, and ensures that our forces have the necessary funding and equipment needed to counter geopolitical threats around the world.  I was pleased to vote in favor of this important legislation, and I call on the Senate to swiftly join us in its approval.”

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