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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1177-10
December 22, 2010

Statement by Secretary Robert Gates on Passage of the Fiscal 2011 NDAA

                “I am pleased that the Congress passed the fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Act.  

                “This bill provides the department with important authorities essential to continuing to take proper care of our men and women in uniform and support our critical operations around the world.  

                “Finally, this legislation is a fitting tribute to one of our nation’s most dedicated public servants, Chairman Ike Skelton.”