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VIDEO: Blunt Highlights His Military Family Stability Act, Urges Support for Defense Bill

September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – During a press conference with Republican leaders yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) highlighted the Military Family Stability Act, which he introduced in May of this year and successfully included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation would provide flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months while their spouse begins a new assignment. During his remarks, Blunt noted that the bill has garnered widespread support from high ranking military officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

Blunt also urged his Senate colleagues to support the NDAA, which authorizes critical defense funding to improve military readiness, provides a 2.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, and improves the quality of life for service members and their families.

CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Full Remarks

Following is an excerpt from Blunt’s remarks:

 “The Military Family Stability Act, the Secretary of Defense, every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supportive of this. … It’ll make a big difference in how families that continue to serve look at the challenges they face. I’m pleased it’s in our bill. I think it’ll stay in the final bill and will make the kind of statement of appreciation for families that’s realistic in a world today where spouses work. Their career matters as well.”

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