Reichert Statement on House Passage of NDAA

Jul 14, 2017 Issues: Defense and National Security

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other national security programs for Fiscal Year 2018.

“Today, the House took action to uphold our most important responsibility to the American people – protecting their freedom and safety,” said Rep. Reichert. “We live in a world with eminent threats spanning the globe and advanced weaponry now in the hands of our enemies. We must ensure our military is fully equipped with the offensive and defensive capabilities necessary to keep Americans safe. This bill sends a clear message to the world that we remain the world’s strongest, smartest military.”

“Under this year’s NDAA, we will also fulfil the military’s request for additional personnel, provide our troops with the resources necessary to perform their critical mission, and give our men and women in uniform a much-deserved pay raise – the largest in eight years. I applaud my colleagues for taking the right steps today to protect American lives and give our service members the recognition they deserve.”