Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013:
"San Diego has and will continue to play an important role in our national security. Because the military is one of our largest employers, we are uniquely positioned to benefit from the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act in both public and private sector jobs, as well as manufacturing and support industries. Equally important are the pay increases and protections this bill provides military families when loved ones are on deployment. Both at home and abroad, this bill prepares our fighting forces for challenges we face in the future."