WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta voted today for the 2016 Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House and Senate agreement authorizes funding to programs to combat ISIS, counter threats from Iran and Russia, and arm troops on base, while adhering to a balanced budget. The NDAA prevents the transfer of terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to American soil.
Rep. Guinta (NH01) issued the following statement after his vote:
“Protecting our national security is one of the most important of the limited duties given to our federal government in the Constitution. Without a common defense and personal safety, our rights mean little. Today’s defense authorization focuses our nation’s resources on the most serious threats to freedom and prosperity: ISIS terrorism and Iranian and Russian aggression. Bipartisan members have come together to present this coherent response. Importantly, our soldiers get a needed pay raise, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard some long-awaited infrastructure upgrades. ”
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 Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, as well as Monetary Policy and Trade.