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BREAKING NEWS → The House just passed the largest pay raise for our troops in six years. And it is well-deserved.

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, December 2, 2016

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on House passage of S. 2943, the Conference Report to accompany the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act:

“Our Better Way agenda calls for building a 21st century military, and this defense bill delivers important reforms to get us there. In addition to boosting base funding to tackle this readiness gap and equip our troops with cutting-edge technology, it maintains strict prohibitions on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to American soil. I’m particularly proud that this NDAA includes the largest pay raise our troops have seen in six years—and it’s well-deserved. I want to commend Mac Thornberry and all the members of the Armed Services Committee for their work on this legislation."