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House Passes Defense Measure Providing Critical A-10 Funding

The United States House of Representatives today approved a defense agreement between the House and the United States Senate which includes $103 million for A-10 Thunderbolt wing upgrades.

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), who represents Moody Air Force Base in Congress, has been a leader in the fight to protect the A-10.

"I am thrilled this support for the A-10 remained in the Conference Report," said Carter. "This legislation ensures the Warthog has the funding it needs to continue flying. The A-10 is battle tested in the fight against ISIS and our troops on the ground need it to keep flying to provide vital close air support."

The House approved the Conference Report to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 today with Carter's support. The report is an agreement of the House and Senate passed defense measures for fiscal year 2018. 

The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligations to "provide for the common defense." The legislation sets defense policy for the year and supports funds for base budget requirements of $634.2 billion. The legislation increases troop pay and benefits, supports missions to defeat ISIS, and restores the readiness of our military.