Reichert, House Pass National Defense Authorization Act

Nov 14, 2017 Issues: Defense and National Security

Washington, DC – This evening, Congressman Reichert joined his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorizes funding for Department of Defense (DoD) programs, equipment, and personnel for the next fiscal year.

“Today, the House upheld its constitutional responsibility to defend and ensure freedom for the American people by passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA gives our troops the essential resources they need to protect both themselves and our great country,” Rep. Reichert said. “As threats continue to change and grow around the world, we must support our military by making sure our service members are fully equipped with the proper tools they need to keep us safe. This year, I am proud that our troops will receive the largest pay raise in eight years, surviving military spouses will be provided for, and crumbling infrastructure will be restored.”

“We must recognize the sacrifices made by our soldiers who put their lives on the line every day to protect our freedoms and their families who sacrifice so much. This is why I consistently vote to provide our troops and their families with the necessary resources and care they have earned and deserve. It is essential that we continue to support those who bear the burden of keeping our country safe and protecting our national security. I applaud my colleagues for passing this critical legislation as we send a clear message to the world that we will remain the world’s strongest military force.”