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Brady Votes for Strong National Defense

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Washington, May 24, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation is passed annually to authorize each branch of the Armed Forces, while improving military readiness, effectiveness, and lethality. After voting to pass the NDAA, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement:

"My number one constitutional responsibility is ensuring the U.S. military has the resources necessary to protect our nation. This year’s military funding bill helps fulfill President Trump’s promise to Make America Strong Again by providing our troops the training, equipment, and support they need to be ready for any threat. I’m proud to support our men and women in uniform, and I’m proud to vote yes for this critical legislation.”


The FY 2019 NDAA includes: 

  • Authorizes a total defense budget of $717 billion, which includes supporting our troops and President Trump’s commitment to rebuild our military; 
  • Provides for an increase in the size of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Naval and Air Reserve, and the Air Guard; 
  • Authorizes a 2.6% pay raise for our troops – the largest in nine years – letting troops focus on their mission instead of having to worry about their family’s financial security; 
  • Gives the military the capabilities to confront threats around the world, including those from Iran, Russia, and North Korea; 
  • Advances new military technology projects that will change the future of how we fight and win future conflicts. 


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