U.S. Representative Richard E. Neal Issues Statement Following Vote on National Defense Authorization Act

November 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the National Defense Authorization Act, Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement.

“Today I voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018.  As one of the conferees chosen by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to deliberate the final version of the NDAA, I did so with the interests of central and western Massachusetts in mind. Here in the First Congressional District, there are numerous military bases and companies whose success helps drive the economy of the region. It is vital to ensure that large employers such as Westover Air Reserve Base, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Warren Pumps and General Dynamics, to name just a few, have the adequate support from the federal government to continue to do their work supporting our country on the national and international level. I am confident that this act will be beneficial to these vital agencies like these ones in my district and similar ones across the country.”