Boehner Praises Passage of FY 2008 Department of Defense Authorization Bill
Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement today after the House passed the FY 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4986):
"Our brave men and women in uniform deserve the full support of this Congress. After Democratic leaders needlessly delayed this bill for weeks on behalf of special interest trial lawyers, I'm pleased that both parties have finally come together to complete work on this bill. This critical legislation ensures that our troops have the necessary body armor, protective vests, armored Humvees, and other equipment needed to fight and win the Global War on Terror. It also supports our military families and authorizes a full pay raise for our soldiers. I'm proud to join my colleagues in supporting this legislation and look forward to seeing the President sign it into law as soon as possible."