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  • Joint Explanatory Statement to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014


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    Representative Adam Smith

    From: WA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 4 minutes. I want to thank the chairman and echo his words about how important it is that we pass this piece of legislation. It is critical to our national...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    THORNBERRY. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. First, let me commend the chairman and ranking member of the committee and the staff for getting us to this point. In all the 52 years of the National Defense...



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    Representative Loretta Sanchez

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    Date: 2013-12-12

    SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I thank both Adam Smith and my fellow Californian, Chairman Buck McKeon, for getting us to this point. It was very, very difficult. I know that on the Tactical Air...



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    Representative J. Randy Forbes

    From: VA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    FORBES. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2014. With the chairman and ranking member's leadership, I believe that this bipartisan bill supports...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2014. As ranking member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, I am pleased...



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    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    WILSON INFRASTRUCTURE 33,437 33,437 33,437 33,437 UPGRADES Navy...



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    Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    From: GU District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2014. In a time of tight budgets, it is important that we provide the resources to make sure that our...



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    Representative Michael R. Turner

    From: OH District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    TURNER. Mr. Speaker, I support the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, the 52nd consecutive National Defense Authorization Act. I have had the privilege of serving as the chairman...



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    Representative Niki Tsongas

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    Date: 2013-12-12

    TSONGAS. Mr. Speaker, Congress has come together every year for half a century to pass the NDAA and support our servicemembers. This NDAA includes the BE SAFE Act, which it was my honor to work on with...



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    Representative Mike Rogers

    From: AL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act, and H.R. 3304, the underlying bill that would waive the time limit for the President to...



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    Representative Robert J. Wittman

    From: VA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the National Defense Authorization Act. I would like to thank Chairman McKeon and Ranking Member Smith for their hard work on this, as well as...



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    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of this bipartisan defense measure which makes an emphatic commitment to America's undersea Naval force. In the last 2 years, we have had the following:...



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    Representative Martha Roby

    From: AL District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    ROBY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my support for this National Defense Authorization Act. I want to express my gratitude to Chairman McKeon and the entire Armed Services staff for their hard work...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    LANGEVIN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise in strong...



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    Representative Jackie Walorski

    From: IN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this National Defense Authorization Act. This year's act includes historic reforms to address the growing epidemic of military sexual assault that is shamefully...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak on House consideration of the The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. I thank Chairman McKeon. Ranking Member Smith and the Rules Committee,...



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    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-12

    SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, Chairman Levin, and Ranking Member Inhofe for including my amendment with Representative Coffman to expand whistleblower protections...



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    Representative Justin Amash

    From: MI District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-12

    AMASH. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. ...