Soo Locks Language Included in the FY19 NDAA, Bergman Speaks in Support

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Washington, May 23, 2018 | comments
On Tuesday, Congressman Jack Bergman spoke on the House floor in support of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and applauded Chairman Mac Thornberry for his work to highlight the Soo Locks. 

Congressman Bergman noted that providing for our nation’s common defense is the Constitutional duty of Congress: "As a retired Lieutenant General in the Marine Corps, I know that certainty from Washington, especially on this side of the river, is critical for the military to carry out its missions."

Bergman thanked the committee for including report language highlighting the critical role the Soo Locks play in national security: "The Soo Locks, located in my home district, are a single point of failure in a multi-billion dollar supply chain, and potential target for disruptive activities. Any unscheduled outage of the Locks would threaten our national economy, and in turn, our national security."

The House is set to vote on final passage of the FY19 NDAA this week.

You can watch the floor speech HERE.
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