Thursday: House Passes Defense Bill, Support For Drum
The House of Representatives passed the spending plan for the military for the coming year Thursday night, 315 to 107.
The National Defense Authorization Act includes a modest pay hike for service members, and more than $140 million for Fort Drum.
North country Congressman Bill Owens, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, supported the legislation.
“This legislation will help us supply America’s men and women in the field, protect critical training installations like Fort Drum and continue to maintain the world’s best fighting force,” said Owens in a prepared statement.
“I am pleased Congress was able to come together and agree on a path forward in support of America’s military and hope to see this bill signed quickly into law.”
Earlier this week, the House and Senate worked out their differences on the $633 billion spending measure, clearing the way for it to go to President Obama.
- $17.3 million for a soldier specialty care clinic, operated through the TRICARE Management Activity
- $25.9 million for data terminal complex at Drum for the Missile Defense Agency
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY