National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 Becomes Law

WASHINGTON – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the President signed the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The bill authorizes the pay and benefits our troops have earned and deserve; creates a new portable retirement system for uniformed military; begins reforming the Pentagon to restore agility; gives the President new tools to confront America’s enemies, while requiring him to submit a concrete strategy to defeat ISIL; and carries a bipartisan prohibition on the transfer of GTMO detainees to the United States. The bill is $5 billion less than the President initially requested and Congress originally authorized.

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