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Defense Bill Includes Pay Increase for Troops, Funds Important Local Priorities

Today with Congressman Bill Posey’s (R-Rockledge) support the House of Representatives passed the H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a pay increase for our military service members and funds important priorities for the 8th Congressional District.

“This legislation makes important investments in our military from modernizing our forces with new technology to building up our naval fleet and funding the largest pay increase our troops have seen in over nine years,” said Congressman Posey.

Aside from funding our nation’s military, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act also instructs the Department of Defense to work with NASA to make repairs to the Indian River Bridge and supply 50 percent of the cost. The bill also supplies $9 million to build a new main new gate at Patrick Air Force Base as well as $24 million for the HC-130J Mx Hangar.

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