WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 with a vote of 351-66. Upon passage, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks:
“For the 58th straight year, the House has passed the NDAA with overwhelming bipartisan support. The key focus of this bill is restoring readiness to ensure that when our men and women in uniform go out on mission, they have the best equipment, the best training and the best support our nation can provide.
This bill also takes crucial steps toward rebuilding our military and reforming the Pentagon. I know that we are in a political business, but there is a time to leave politics at the door. There is also a time to come together to tell allies and adversaries alike that we are serious about defending this country. And most of all, there is a time to come together to support the men and women who risk their lives to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
I look forward to continuing the work this bill has achieved, keeping the emphasis on our servicemembers.”