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Rep. Zeldin Announces House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

July 14, 2017
Press Release
Provides the Largest Pay Increase in 8 Years for our Troops

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) released the following statement following House passage today of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 (H.R. 2810):

“The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 provides critical resources to strengthen our Armed services and keep our nation safe. This legislation provides a 2.4% pay raise for troops, which represents the largest pay increase in 8 years. The NDAA also includes a much needed strengthening of cyber operations, with $8 billion in funding, an increase of $1.7 billion, to support the Department’s defensive and offensive cyberspace capabilities and strategies. Increases in funding for our troops overseas, and critical operation and maintenance projects will allow our military to remain best prepared for any challenge. House passage is the first step to getting this bill signed into law.”