Senator Burr Statement on Senate Passage of Defense Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 85-13. The legislation, which funds our nation’s military and defense priorities, includes several provisions authored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).  These provisions will prevent the transfer of Guantanamo Bay Naval Station to Cuba without congressional approval, provides more stability for military families, and protects the military commissary benefit.

“Today, the Senate passed needed legislation to support our men and women who serve,” said. Sen. Burr. “This legislation is critical to ensuring that our military can keep America safe. It also includes a needed pay raise for our troops and will prevent the President from handing over one of our important military bases in the region to a communist dictatorship. As Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, I recognize the daily dangers our servicemen and women experience. I thank them for their service and will continue to push for legislation that will support them.” 

Read the NDAA here.