Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
May 20, 2010
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee passed the Defense Authorization Act on a bipartisan and unanimous vote:
“I congratulate the House Armed Services Committee for unanimously passing the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, legislation that provides for investments in America’s most important national security needs. It prioritizes counterterrorism and nuclear counter-proliferation, strengthens international cooperation to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, helps prepare the Iraqi government to stand on its own, and gives our troops and their families the support and health care they deserve. The Defense Authorization bill demonstrates Democrats’ commitment to strong national defense and wise foreign policy, and I plan on bringing it to the House floor for a vote next week.”