Hoyer: Defense Authorization Act to Build on Democrats’ Strong Defense Record

For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House is expected to consider this week. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
“We will soon bring to the floor a Defense Authorization bill that invests in our most important security needs: disrupting terrorist networks, countering nuclear proliferation, strengthening international cooperation to defeat the Taliban, preparing the Iraqi government to stand on its own, and investing in the needs of our troops and their families.
 
“This bill builds on Democrats’ strong defense record. Under President Obama, we have killed or captured some of the highest-ranking leaders in al Qaeda and the Taliban, laid out a clear way forward in Afghanistan, disrupted terrorism with the full resources of our intelligence community and justice system, and increased funding for human intelligence collection, cybersecurity, and security for our skies, our ports, and our borders.
 
“This bill offers us a chance to improve on the flawed record of the Bush Administration. I urge my colleagues to support it.”

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