House Passes 2017 National Defense Authorization Bill
Includes Rep. Cuellar’s language that would allow convey historic building at Ft. McIntosh to LCC
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the following statement regarding the passage of S. 2943, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a vote of 375 to 34 and the Senate on a vote of 92 to 7. The bill will now head to the President for his signature.
The bill includes a 2.1 percent pay raise for our military men and women and authorizes an extension of numerous bonus programs along with special and incentive pays. Included in the bill is a mandatory increase in our military’s end strength of 36,000 service members and prohibits any military base realignments or closures.
The legislation also includes language Congressman Cuellar requested that would allow the conveyance of a building on the site of historic Fort McIntosh from the U.S. Army Reserve to Laredo Community College (LCC), should they reach an agreement.