Peters Led and Supported Measures to Provide New Solutions to Cleanup PFAS, Give Troops a Pay Raise and Invest in Michigan’s Defense Industry that Helps Protect Our National Security
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate passed the annual national defense bill that includes provisions led and supported by U.S. Senator Gary Peters benefiting servicemembers and their families as well as Michigan’s defense sector that contribute to our national security. It will also help improve efforts to address PFAS and authorize investments in infrastructure, advanced technology and important defense systems that protect U.S. security interests and our allies, including the State of Israel. The National Defense Authorization Act, which sets policy for the Department of Defense (DoD) must be reconciled with the bill from the U.S. House of Representatives. The annual defense bill has been signed into law for 58 consecutive years.
“From the dedication and sacrifice of our servicemembers to the cutting-edge projects led by our defense manufacturers and researchers, Michiganders play a crucial role in protecting America’s national security,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Armed Services Committee and a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. “I’m proud that the NDAA includes a number of important provisions that I helped secure to address the PFAS crisis, support our troops and give them a pay raise and bolster our state’s defense sector.”
The following provisions Peters led or supported were included in the Senate-passed bill:
Supporting Our Troops and Their Families:
Addressing PFAS Crisis:
Investing in Michigan’s Defense Sector and Advanced Technology: