Today, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16) released the following statement in response to the bipartisan approval in the House of H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013:
"The National Defense Authorization Act is the key mechanism by which Congress fulfills its primary constitutional responsibility to "provide for the common defense.' I want to ensure everyone in our military receives the support they need and deserve as they execute their missions and come home safely. I believe that is one of my most important responsibilities as a U.S. Representative.
"Our troops are still heavily engaged in Afghanistan and we are winding down our military involvement in Iraq. We also have members of our military stationed across the globe, from South Korea to Kuwait. The NDAA lays out a plan to equip our war fighters and make sure they are compensated for the selfless act of protecting America and the freedoms we all are blessed to enjoy. Importantly, it prevents steep increases to health care fees on active duty and military retirees proposed by the current administration. I was proud to support it."
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.