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Upton Statement in Support of NDAA

Bipartisan legislation boosts funding for Battle Creek Cyber Command

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Washington, November 14, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting for the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 356 to 70.

“We all must be clear eyed and resolute – our nation faces grave threats from terrorist organizations and rogue nations alike. This is why it’s important to support the National Defense Authorization Act because it delivers on one of our most basic Constitutional duties: Providing for the common defense. Among other important provisions, this NDAA will boost investments in our military’s cybersecurity capabilities, which is welcome news for our Battle Creek Cyber Command. It also provides the largest pay raise for our troops in eight years. I am proud to support this legislation as it will help make our country safer and strengthen our national security and look forward to the president signing it into law.

The NDAA enjoys overwhelming bipartisan support. The House vote to go to Conference was 344 to 81 and the Senate vote was 89 to 8. 

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