Boehner Praises Defense Authorization Bill Supporting America's Troops & Military Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) praised House passage of the FY 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5122). After the Senate approves the bill it will be sent to President Bush for his signature. Boehner issued the following statement:
"Our heroic men and women in uniform fighting to protect our country and win the Global War on Terror deserve our full support as well as every available resource to carry out their missions. In addition to supplying our troops with the necessary body armor, protective vests, armored Humvees, and other equipment, this bill supports our military families for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for a grateful nation. Republicans stand behind President Bush and his efforts to keep America safe and this bill underscores our efforts to support America's troops. Chairman Hunter should be commended for his leadership and support for our men and women in uniform and their families."
Boehner represents Ohio's Eighth Congressional District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.