Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement in support of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018:

“I know every single one of our military branches can do a lot with a little. But we put them and our country in danger when we don’t invest properly in our national defense—and we have not been investing enough.

“This bill puts us back on our feet with a pay raise for our troops, more money for cybersecurity, improved missile defense, and funding for the tanks, planes, guns, and ships we need to fight and win. And we do that while reforming our acquisitions process and how we conduct defense contracts, allowing something as simple as the Pentagon using online retailers like Amazon to buy basic supplies, a move that will save money and time.

“Thanks to Chairman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and the House Armed Services Committee, we’re delivering what our country and the world urgently need: a strong America.”