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Congressman French Hill

Representing the 2nd District of Arkansas

Hill Supports Funding and Enhancing U.S. Military

July 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the House passed the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a bipartisan vote of 344-81:

“Today, I was proud to support the authorization of our nation’s critical defense funding that boosts our military’s readiness, combats global terrorism, and gives military personnel a much-deserved 2.4 percent pay increase. Our military is the most effective military in the world, and our brave men and women in uniform deserve the funding, tools, and support they need to successfully complete their strategic missions around the globe.

“The NDAA also authorizes more than $200 million for modernization of the C-130 Hercules fleet, which is the backbone of our Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB). LRAFB is the nation’s tactical airlift ‘Center of Excellence,’ and this essential funding will guarantee these planes remain an essential part of our national security for years to come.”

To read more about the NDAA, click here