Yoho Votes for Troop Pay Raise
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (HR 2810). This bill takes steps to rebuild our military for the 21st century. It increases funding for missile defense research and development, and it reforms our acquisition process to make it leaner and more cost-efficient. Within this authorization to strengthen our national defense, Congressman Yoho was able to insert four amendments to help improve the bill. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“Today’s vote focused on our national defense and the brave military men and women who volunteer to defend our great nation. This bill will give our military the biggest pay raise in eight years and provide the necessary funds to make sure our armed forces are prepared to meet the threats we face. The bill also makes major reforms in acquisition and services contracting, and it continues to support the DOD audit in FY 2018.
“I am proud that four of my offered amendments were accepted and made it into the final version of the bill. Today is a perfect example of what we can accomplish when both Republicans and Democrats come together and put country over party.”
List of accepted amendments offered by Congressman Ted S. Yoho:
- Yoho (R-FL) – Amendment No. 47 – Prohibits the use of funds to close or relinquish control of United States naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Yoho (R-FL), Conyers (D-MI) – Amendment No. 49 – Limitation on use of funds for the provision of man-portable air defense systems to the vetted Syrian opposition.
- Yoho (R-FL), DesJarlais (R-TN) – Amendment No. 96 – Normalizes the transfer of defense articles and defense services to Taiwan.
- Yoho (R-FL), Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 75 – Ensures the full reporting of freedom of navigation operations, including maritime claims that go unchallenged.