Sports connect our soldiers to service.

Thankfully, the House of Representatives agrees.

How does our military connect with the next generation of volunteers? By communicating shared values - teamwork, discipline, commitment, bravery, patriotism. So there's no better way to connect with our next generation of heroes than through sports. Thankfully, the House of Representatives preserved one of the military's most effective recruitment tools - the opportunity to sponsor the NFL, NBA, WWE, bass fishing events, Ultimate Fighting, X Games, and motorsports, like NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA. With our economy in jeopardy and our Armed Forces more important than ever, it's important for us to thank the many sports fans for standing up. And to thank those members of Congress who stood with them.