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Guthrie Votes for Child Care Center at Fort Knox, Pay Raises for Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which authorizes the construction of a new Fort Knox Child Development Center and includes pay raises for troops.

“I’m proud to vote for this NDAA that both ensures our military’s readiness against our adversaries and helps our Fort Knox military families. Service members would see a 2.7 percent pay raise and improved military housing, child care, and health care. This NDAA also fully authorizes a new Fort Knox Child Development Center, which would help ensure more service members have access to reliable child care at Fort Knox. I urge my colleagues to support the Fort Knox Child Development Center in the final version of this year’s NDAA,” said Guthrie.

The NDAA includes $27 million for the full authorization of the new Fort Knox Child Development Center, which is a priority for the Fort Knox community.

“Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan, and the American people deserve accountability on the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal process. This NDAA includes provisions to get answers to ensure this never happens again,” continued Guthrie.

The NDAA passed the House today in a 316-113 vote.

Background:

  • Preserves critical training capability by requiring the Department of Defense to maintain access to a Category 3 sub-terranean training facility, like the Crestwood Facility in Kentucky near Fort Knox.
  • Strengthens our deterrence by authorizing funding for new ships, submarines, projection forces, long range precision fires, hypersonics, and other critical systems.
  • Reverses President Joe Biden’s proposed cuts to the procurement of new aircraft, combat vehicles, autonomous systems, missiles, and ammunition.
  • Strengthens partnerships in the Pacific by supporting Taiwan and providing $6.2 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative to counter China.
  • Authorizes funding for the European Deterrence Initiative to strengthen our efforts against Russia.

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