House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2013.
"The men and women of the United States military represent the finest our nation has to offer," said Chairman Price. "Every day they put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life from the forces of tyranny and terrorism. It is our Constitutional duty as well as our moral imperative to ensure America's bravest have the resources and capabilities to carry out their mission. The FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act represents the dedicated and hard work of many to put in place policies that help protect this nation, serve the country's strategic interests, and respect the tremendous sacrifice of our military. Rather than ask our men and women in uniform to pay even more for the fiscal irresponsibility in Washington, this legislation preserves the United States' superior defense capabilities while supporting those who serve and their families. It reflects a conscious effort to maintain strong alliances with friends like Israel, and it ensures we do not underestimate the threats emanating from nation's like Iran and North Korea. In order to provide for our nation's common defense, we must remain vigilant of the security challenges we face at home and abroad and show respect and gratitude to those who protect and defend this great nation."