Nov 16 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement following the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report:
“Congress has the important responsibility of ensuring that our military is best prepared to defend our nation both at home and abroad. The National Defense Authorization Act supports our men and women in uniform by addressing the priorities and resources needed. This bill is a critical step in the process, and I look forward to securing our military’s funding in the Appropriations Committee.
“I commend Senator Luther Strange for his work in the final Conference negotiations. This legislation not only strengthens our military, but it also provides our troops a pay raise and authorizes increased funding for many missile defense, aviation, and ground vehicle and Navy fleet modernization programs in Alabama. I am pleased to support the NDAA and will continue the effort to ensure that the brave men and women of our Armed Forces remain well-equipped, highly trained, and properly funded.”