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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Votes to Provide for Men and Women in Uniform

July 26, 2018
Press Release

MacArthur Votes to Provide for Men and Women in Uniform

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement after voting to pass the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019:

“We must never forget the sacrifices made by our servicemembers and their families. Today is an important day for them as Congress overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill that provides assistance, funding, and support for their missions and beyond. The NDAA restores our military’s strength, increases funding for training and readiness preparation, and gives our servicemembers the largest pay raise in nine years. This bipartisan effort provides our military with the resources needed to successfully combat today’s threats and challenges.

The NDAA also supports our local community and servicemembers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. JB MDL continues to be our nation’s premier air mobility installation and is home to 42,000 jobs. Not only does this bill maintain funding for 15 KC-46 refueling tankers at JB MDL, but it also allows the Joint Base to continue to play a major role in our national security and local economy by not authorizing a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. I look forward to seeing this legislation signed into law so we can continue to support our servicemen and women while they defend our freedoms at home and abroad.”