Mar 22 2017

VIDEO: Blunt Questions Defense Secretary & Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Regarding His Bill to Help Military Families

WASHINGTON – During a U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Defense, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) questioned Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford regarding his Military Family Stability Act. The measure would provide more geographic stability for military families by allowing them to either stay at their current station or move early.

After the hearing, Blunt said, “The military has evolved over the past decades, and the policies affecting their families should as well. The Military Family Stability Act is a bipartisan, commonsense step we can take to help military families better manage an ill-timed move that cuts into a school year or professional obligation. I was encouraged to hear Secretary Mattis and General Dunford support our efforts to provide more flexibility to military families. I look forward to working with the Department of Defense, and my colleagues in the Senate, to get this bill to the president’s desk this Congress.”

Blunt also questioned the panel regarding Super Hornets and aerial preparedness.