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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Votes for the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

WASHINGTON D.C. – Republican Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-2) made the following statement after voting to fund our nation’s military for 2017:

“Our troops deserve our country’s deepest respect and gratitude. Those who devote their lives to protecting and serving our country must be given the best tools to do so,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney. “West Virginia is home to the largest per capita veteran population in the country. As such, voting for the National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important and meaningful pieces of legislation for the people of our great state.”

The NDAA conference report provides critical support for our nation’s troops, who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect and defend our nation. The report includes a 2.1% pay increase for our troops, the largest since 2011. It also represents a significant shift in defense policy by ending our troop drawdowns. The report increases our topline military staffing level, and boosts authorized troop numbers for both the Army and Air National Guards, a priority for West Virginia.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.