Jun 18 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 85-10:
“It is vital to our national security that the United States military is highly trained, well-equipped, and properly funded to protect our nation both at home and abroad,” said Senator Shelby. “The Senate’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act is a critical step in providing our military with the resources they need to best defend America. I support this measure and look forward to securing our military’s funding as chairman of the Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee on defense.
The NDAA provides a total of $716 billion for national defense priorities. Specifically, the bill gives our troops a 2.6 percent raise, which is the largest pay increase for our service members in almost a decade. This bill also aims to align policies and resources to assist in implementing this administration’s National Defense Strategy.