RELEASE: Rep. French Hill’s Bill Included in 2023 Defense Act
Washington, DC, December 8, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 by a bipartisan vote of 350-80.
“Protecting the American people and ensuring we have a strong national defense is one of our greatest responsibilities as members of Congress. I stood on behalf of our brave men and women in uniform who serve our nation to certify that this year’s NDAA addressed the concerns of our servicemembers across the country.
“This legislation directly benefits our personnel at Little Rock Air Force Base and at the Arkansas National Guard by increasing pay for all members of our military, repealing the Biden Administration’s wrongful COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and creating further opportunities for those interested in joining the service. I will always fight for legislation that prioritizes our military families both here in central Arkansas and throughout this great nation.
“My bill to disrupt and dismantle the Assad regime’s production and trafficking of the lethal narcotic Captagon was included. I am proud of this accomplishment and will continue to work tirelessly to prevent the Assad regime from furthering their influence and the international prevalence of Captagon.”
Further Background on the CAPTAGON Act: