NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013
(Extensions of Remarks - May 17, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E833-E834]
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        NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013

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                               speech of

                          HON. SPENCER BACHUS

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 16, 2012

       The House in Committee of the Whole House on the state of 
     the Union had under consideration the bill (H.R. 4310) to 
     authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military 
     activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe 
     military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, and for 
     other purposes:

  Mr. BACHUS. Mr. Chair, the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense 
Authorization Act contains badly needed reforms that are vital to our 
national security and our defense industrial base.
  America's small business industrial base has supported our military 
for generations, and their participation enhances competition, helps 
control costs, and spurs American innovation. H.R. 4310 recognizes that 
our defense maintenance needs are best met when we have capabilities 
both internally in the Department of Defense and in a private sector 
where work is competitively awarded.

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  Sections 1631 and 1632 will help maintain a strong small business 
presence in our defense industrial base which is essential to reducing 
maintenance and procurement costs as well as maintaining a strong 
national defense.
  It is my strong belief this important legislation will help ensure 
that the highest level of support services are provided to the men and 
women who protect our freedom.

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