U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement after signing the National Defense Authorization Act's conference report today. The bill authorizes and establishes Defense Department priorities and spending levels for fiscal year 2013.
Rep. Conaway served as a conferee to the conference committee, which ironed out differences between the House and Senate bills.
"This important bill works to ensure that our troops around the world will have the equipment, training and resources they need to fulfill their missions and return home safely. It also provides financial peace of mind for our warriors and their families by shoring up military pay and benefits. I am pleased to have helped negotiate this bill and look forward to seeing it signed into law soon."