Rep. Bishop Selected as Member of Military Funding Conference
WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has appointed Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) to serve as a lead member of the Conference Committee assigned to negotiate a final version of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Ryan said in a statement, “This legislation gives our military the tools and the funding it needs to do its job and keep America safe.”
As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Bishop will participate in negotiations aimed at reconciling the differences in the House and Senate versions of this year’s NDAA. After being selected by Speaker Ryan for this assignment, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement:
“The National Defense Authorization Act is how the military funds its programs, service members, civilian workforce, as well as establishes future military policies. It also includes issues specifically important in Utah by dealing with things like Hill Air Force Base, the F-35, the civilian workforce, and the Utah Test and Training Range. These issues will need to be supported and defended in the conference bill. My assignment is to be involved in that process and defend all the good things we got for the military and Utah in the House version.”
Selected lawmakers from the House and Senate Armed Services Committees will gather Wednesday, July 13th for the first Conference Meeting to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.