Senator Kelly Ayotte is among the best-informed of the United States Senate on national security issues across the board. Support her re-election (crucial to holding the GOP Senate majority) via http://www.kellyfornh.com/ She joined me on Wednesday’s show:
HH: I’m so pleased to welcome back one of our favorite guests to the program, United States Senator Kelly Ayotte of the great state of New Hampshire. Senator Ayotte, good to talk to you. You’re still probably enjoying the Villanova win, your law school, alma mater.
KA: I am. Thanks, Hugh, that was a great game. Boy, so…
HH: You know, you’re still…
KA: Oh, I’m glad that they had such a great year.
HH: You’re still on Cloud 9. Hey, look, we haven’t got a lot of time, so I want to get to important stuff. The National Defense Authorization Act, in which you are critically involved, is going to move, I think, this week in the United States Senate. First of all…
KA: Yeah, so at least we’ll begin the debate. I don’t know if we’ll finish it, but definitely.
HH: Now that has never not passed, right? That will get done.
KA: It has gotten done for decades, so I can’t say never, but it really is a bill that’s bipartisan and has gotten done every year certainly since I’ve been in the Senate. But it’s really been for decades, and it’s important, because it is a bill that really defines, obviously, all kinds of issues – force structure, weapon systems for our troops, pay/benefits, all kinds of issues that obviously impact dramatically our military and our readiness. Continue Reading