Rep. Gingrey today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes the Department of Defense's FY14 budget and includes other national security and military-related provisions. H.R. 1960 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 315-107.
"This bill ensures our military readiness, provides support for our troops on the ground, and safeguards service members from the intolerable threat of sexual assault," Gingrey said. "It also provides a military pay raise for our warfighters, prohibits the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. soil, and lends unwavering support to Israel. At the same time, it protects the right to habeas corpus afforded to our citizens under the Constitution. This law ensures our constitutional rights are not violated during wartime operations and guarantees Americans their "day in court."
The NDAA includes Gingrey's military right-to-carry amendment, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously. Other NDAA priorities include strong missile defense and continued support of the C-130J.