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  • Conference Report on H.R. 1735, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016


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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 449, I call up the conference report on the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department...



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    Representative Adam Smith

    From: WA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 5 minutes. First of all, let me agree on two points with the chairman. There is a lot that is good in this bill. There is no question about that. And...



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    Representative J. Randy Forbes

    From: VA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    FORBES. I thank the chairman for his hard work on this bill and bringing it to the floor. Mr. Speaker, as we listen today, one of the things that you really won't hear outside of this room is anybody...



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    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    WILSON of South Carolina. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to support the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and also thank Chairman Mac Thornberry for his leadership...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, this is my 35th year in the Congress of the United States. I don't know that I voted against, prior to this year, either a Defense Appropriation...



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    Representative Michael R. Turner

    From: OH District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    TURNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1735, what would be the 54th consecutive National Defense Authorization Act. What we have here today is, unfortunately, partisan politics at its worst....



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    Representative Mike Rogers

    From: AL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you for your leadership in getting us here today. I would like to ask the chairman a question if I might. Does the legislation provide the President...



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    Representative Robert J. Wittman

    From: VA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask Congress to vote in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY16. I am proud that this conference report takes significant steps towards rebuilding...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, I want to associate myself with the ranking member because I think that we all work very, very hard on this committee, and I appreciate the work that our chairman has...



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    Representative Vicky Hartzler

    From: MO District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HARTZLER. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Speaker, I agree with the lady that we need to make hard choices, but we don't need to do this in this bill. We can't solve the problems that have been reiterated...



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    Representative Joseph J. Heck

    From: NV District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HECK of Nevada. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding. As chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, I appreciate Chairman Thornberry's efforts to bring this conference...



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    Representative Steve Chabot

    From: OH District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    CHABOT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the passage of an annual National Defense Authorization Act to lay out our Nation's defense and national security priorities is...



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    Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    From: OH District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, our military must always be available and able to ready, aim, fire at a moment's notice. The threats we face around the world today demand it; and as soldier and a veteran, I can...



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    Representative Elise M. Stefanik

    From: NY District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    STEFANIK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the conference report to H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 NDAA. I thank Chairman Thornberry for his leadership, guidance, and tireless efforts on this...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, today I will vote against H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 because it is a budget gimmick, shamelessly hiding behind the guise of national...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

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    A picture of Representative Betty McCollum

    Representative Betty McCollum

    From: MN District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    McCOLLUM of minnesota in the house of representatives Thursday, October 1, 2015 Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition...