Rep. Ami Bera Applauds the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) applauded the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act today with measures he strongly supports, including an increase in military pay, funds for America’s fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda, and measures to thwart Russian aggression.
“Our men and women in uniform deserve this much needed pay raise,” said Rep. Bera. “This bipartisan bill enhances our ability to fight ISIS and strengthens our commitment to veterans transitioning back to civilian life.”
Six amendments Rep. Bera sponsored were also included in the bill, including permanently requiring mental health assessments for servicemembers during their deployment and expediting the replacement of medals for World War II and Korean War veterans.