WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3979, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015:

“With growing global threats from terrorist groups like ISIL and radical foreign leaders, Congress must make military funding a priority. The bill my colleagues and I passed today guarantees that our military has the resources it needs to keep us safe.  Furthermore, this legislation prevents the transfer of any National Guard Apache Helicopters in fiscal year 2015, ensuring that the South Carolina Apache fleet remains in our state for another year.”