November 16, 2017

National Defense Authorization Act with Important New Hampshire Priorities Supported by Senator Hassan Sent to President for Signature

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act, which includes key priorities for New Hampshire that Senator Hassan fought to include. The bipartisan bill is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

“I am pleased that the bipartisan defense bill, which supports critical priorities for New Hampshire and our national security, is now headed to the President’s desk for signature. From establishing a nationwide health study on perfluorinated chemicals and other emerging contaminants in drinking water, to providing important funding to upgrade facilities at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and authorizing funding for the procurement of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, which several suppliers in the Granite State help develop, this bill will help strengthen our national security while helping to boost our economy and keep our communities safe. 

“As our country continues to face a variety of national security threats, it is critical that the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to defend our freedoms have the support they need to keep us all safe, secure, and free, which is why I also fought to include a 2.4 percent pay increase for U.S military personnel. We must keep working to ensure that the United States remains the strongest military force – and the greatest force for good – in the world, and this bipartisan bill is important to those efforts.”