Inhofe supports passage of defense bill

Senator Jim Inhofe

Senator Jim Inhofe

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today spoke on the senate floor about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015.

The NDAA contains numerous provisions that were authored and supported by Inhofe that will benefit U.S. national security; active-duty, retired and civilian personnel; and the nation’s military installations and communities. The NDAA has been passed by Congress and signed by the president for 52 consecutive years. This years NDAA, H.R. 3979, passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 4th by a 300-119 vote and is waiting for a vote in the Senate.

Senator Inhofe said, “If you can think of no other single major reason to do it, pass this bill, it’s to take care of those individuals that are in the field right now that are fighting…We have as of today, 1,779,343 troops in the field or enlisted people- personnel. These are the ones that would be affected, 1.8 million of them that we would be reneging on the commitments we’ve made to them.”