REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES TO SUPPORT U.S. ALLIES, PREVENT CLOSURE OF GUANTANAMO
MILITARY FUNDING BILL WOULD STREAMLINE DEFENSE PURCHASES AND PAY TROOPS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01) voted for theNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. Thefunding bill authorizes military aid to Israel and Ukraine and prevents the transfer of terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to American soil, as well as permits post commanders to carry firearms on base, in order to prevent terrorist attacks like the one that occurred at Ft. Hood in 2009.
Releasing the following statement, Rep. Guinta said the bill would also protect taxpayers from government waste by streamlining procurement procedures and direct defense resources to the most important technology:
"In the midst of increasing conflicts in the Middle East and Europe, where Iran and Russia are on the march, President Obama vetoed national security measures that support our armed forces and allies around the world. Today’s legislation provides for our common defense and gives our service men and women the tools they need to protect America, without having to worry about their next paycheck or benefits they deserve. As their leader, our Commander-in-Chief failed to do his part, whereas Congress, with today’s bill, is giving our troops peace of mind. We will keep a close watch on this Administration, which continues to lack a coherent defense strategy."
This year, the House unanimously approved Rep. Guinta’s legislation prohibiting closure of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which employs nearly 5,000 Granite Staters. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee and its Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, as well as Monetary Policy and Trade.