FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 14, 2024

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Fulcher Votes to Support Servicemembers and Restore American Deterrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Congressman Russ Fulcher issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 8070:

“Our service members sacrifice so much to defend our nation’s freedoms and deserve all the support and resources we can offer. 

“Today, I proudly voted to advance the Fiscal Year 2025 NDAA. This legislation will provide junior enlisted troops with a well-deserved pay increase, save billions of taxpayer dollars by slashing wasteful Washington spending, and prevent the incorporation of far-left social policies in Department of Defense (DoD) schools.

“In a time of increasing global instability, ensuring our military is fully prepared to deter threats from foreign aggressors is paramount, and this bill does just that.”

FY25 NDAA Bill Highlights:

  • Authorizes a 19.5% pay raise for junior enlisted servicemembers, improves the cost of living calculation, and expands allowances for housing and food

  • Reduces healthcare wait times by expanding access to medical and mental health providers

  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense against Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah

  • Bolsters security at the U.S. Southwest border

  • Saves taxpayers $30 billion by cutting inefficient defense programs, obsolete weapons systems, and unnecessary Pentagon bureaucracy

  • Prohibits the incorporation of far-left policies like Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in DoD schools and prevents a military Green New Deal