Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate passing the defense authorization bill:
"This defense authorization bill strengthens our national security, provides our military with the resources it needs and takes care of the family members who also sacrifice so much. I'm very pleased it passed today. Not only will this legislation help fight terrorism by building upon the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, it will also help address systemic problems with our Afghan Police training efforts and prohibit Guantanamo Bay detainees from coming to our shores."
"I appreciate all the hard work my colleagues on the Armed Services committee did to make this bill pass and to make our nation safer and stronger."