“My vote today for the NDAA is a vote for troops. Our troops deserve stronger national defense capabilities and a pay raise as they put their lives on the line and sacrifice precious time with their loved ones to protect our freedoms.
Indiana is home to the sixth largest National Guard in the country and I am pleased this bipartisan bill includes provisions that promote readiness and ensure fair access to health benefits for the brave men and women who serve the National Guard.
Keeping Americans safe is government’s first job, and that is why we must have a military that is properly equipped to keep us safe at home and abroad. Military readiness in the 21st century goes beyond physical equipment enhancements and modernizations. With growing cyber-activity, we need stricter oversight of online communications, and this bipartisan bill prioritizes keeping our cyber-channels secure and crime-free.”