STATEMENT OF SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER ON SENATE PASSAGE OF THE DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008

Posted on October 1, 2007

“This bill includes a 3.5 percent pay raise for our troops and invests $4.5 billion into efforts to counter the roadside bombs our military forces face everyday. The men and women of the Armed Forces are fighting abroad so that we can be safe, and we owe it to them to provide the support they need and deserve.”