Conaway stands by troops, signs National Defense Authorization Act
Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman K. Michael Conaway signed the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), clearing the way for it to come before the full House this week. The NDAA authorizes spending levels and establishes priorities for military activities for the Department of Defense during fiscal year 2012. In signing the report, the Congressman made the following statement:
“This legislation sets the policy for the Department of Defense. As a member of this conference, it is my responsibility to consider what a far leaner future means for our nation’s military capabilities.
“This bill will ensure our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the globe have the equipment, resources, and training necessary to complete their mission and safely return home. It also will give our warriors peace of mind that their pay and benefits are secure, as well as provide
“As a CPA, I am also proud to report the final version of the defense authorization includesprovisions I authored improving the Department of Defense’s financial responsibility. I owe it to the taxpayers of District 11 to continue to fight for good fiscal stewardship from all Federal Departments and Agencies. These provisions reaffirm our commitment to work with the Pentagon to right their fiscal ship and I look forward to this continued effort.”
Recently, Speaker Boehner appointed Rep. Conaway to serve on the bipartisan, bicameral conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The Conference Committee worked to resolve differences between the House and Senate passed NDAA language. The final Conference Report is expected to pass overwhelmingly in both Houses.