Hudson's Soldier Pay Amendment Passes House

May 24, 2018
Hudson’s Soldier Pay Amendment Passes House
House Passes Annual Defense Policy Bill with Pay Raise for Troops, Measures to Restore Readiness
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg’s Congressman, released the following statement after the House passed the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including his amendment to ensure soldier pay adequately reflects modern warfare demands:
“As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, I take seriously my responsibility to guarantee our troops have the best tools, equipment and training,” said Rep. Hudson. “Today’s legislation helps to fulfill that duty and restore readiness. Just as important, my amendment supports the most valuable asset we have – the individual soldier. These heroes can count on me to have their backs.”  
Rebuilding our military is essential to confronting the evolving threats our country faces. At the same time, we must also ensure we are training our soldiers and paying them appropriately based on the realities of today’s warfare.
Today’s NDAA authorizes $717 billion in defense spending, supporting necessary increase in topline funding to fund our troops and readiness recovery consistent with President Trump's commitment to rebuild the military. In addition, it:
  • Provides our troops a well-deserved pay raise of 2.6 percent—the largest in 9 years.  
  • Increases the size of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Naval and Air Reserve, as well as Air Guard.
  • Makes major reforms in Pentagon bureaucracy and streamlines buying practices to save tax-payer dollars. 
  • Increases funding to rebuild our military and support readiness recovery:
    • Increases funding for training in each of the Services;
    • $18.6 billion to begin to rehabilitate and replace worn out Army equipment;
    • $39.5 billion to begin to overcome the crisis in military aviation by getting more aircraft in the air;
    • $36.0 billion to restore America’s strength at sea;
    • $23.3 billion to sustain, repair and rebuild crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure.
  • Makes critical investments in missile defense and our nuclear deterrent, which is the cornerstone of our national security.
  • Makes key investments in other critical military capabilities to confront aggression and address threats around the world, including threats from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.
  • Authorizes funding for co-development and co-production of missile defense and weapon systems with our key ally Israel.  
  • Advances innovative technologies that will reform the way we will fight and win wars.
  • Office Locations Push

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    Washington, DC Office 2112 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3715
    Fax: (202) 225-4036
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-6:00pm
    Concord Office 325 McGill Avenue, NW
    Suite 500
    Concord, NC 28027
    Phone: (704) 786-1612
    Fax: (704) 782-1004
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
    Fayetteville Office 225 Green Street, Suite 202
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Phone: (910) 997-2070
    Fax: (910) 817-7202
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
    Pinehurst Office  Sandhills Community College
    Logan Building, Room 221
    3395 Airport Road
    Pinehurst, NC 28374
    (910) 246-5374
    Hours: Tues/Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm
    and by appointment
    Albemarle Office   Stanly County Commissioner's Office, Suite 9
    1000 N. First Street
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    Phone: (704) 786-1612
    Hours: Third Thursday of Every Month, 9:30am-12pm


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