Today, Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 3001 for Fiscal Year 2009 and the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009 as part of a Continuing Resolution, H.R. 2638.
"These measures will provide the necessary funding for our military both at home and abroad. I remain dedicated to providing the brave men and women in the Armed Services with the best technology and equipment available to keep them out of harm's way," said Congressman Neugebauer. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 will continue to secure the necessary tools and equipment needed to support military. Additionally, this legislation provides an across the-board-pay raise for our men and women in uniform, substantial increases in medical services, facilities, and research needed to continue to provide for our nation's veterans."
This legislation also includes funding for a number of district priorities including: $3.0 million for the Compact Pulse Power Initiative at Texas Tech University, $1.2 million for the Zumwalt National Program for Countermeasures to Biological and Chemical Threat and $21.0 million for Dyess Air Force Base to construct a much needed maintenance hanger for the incoming fleet of C-130J's.
"The work of the Texas Tech researchers protects our troops and secures our national interests. This vital funding will continue to ensure the protection of Americans on the frontline and the home front," Neugebauer concluded.