Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
Based on two bills, H.R 1960 and S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 is a bipartisan agreement on America’s national security goals, resources, and policies. One NDAA provision, a restoration of the Army and Air Force flying hours, secured by Congressman Blackburn provides important resources to the Fort Campbell and broader military community.
“Throughout my career, I have worked hard to make sure America’s military heroes had what they needed to fight the causes at hand. It is immoral to ask our military servicemen and women to suit up and ship out without the proper resources, training, and funds they need. It only takes a few weeks for our nation’s pilots and crew members to lose currency, putting their lives and our nation’s security at risk. We need to make sure resources are available to keep their training up to date.
“The NDAA is a vital mechanism to provide funding for America’s military. Passed for 51 consecutive years, it has a long and bipartisan history. On behalf of all the outstanding troops of the Tennessee Seventh Congressional District, and their families who serve at home, I am pleased to support this legislation."