Rep. Ratcliffe votes to support military and boost national security
Washington, DC, May 24, 2018
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which boosts support for the military, enhances national defense capabilities and provides the largest military pay raise in nine years at 2.6 percent.
The bill authorizes a total of $639.1 billion in funding necessary to restore adequate readiness for U.S. armed forces, protect the homeland from rapidly evolving threats and provide troops with the resources they need. This includes $69 billion for Global War on Terror and Overseas Contingency Operations.
“As a member of Congress, it’s my job to ensure we provide for the common defense – and that means equipping our military with the very best defense capabilities in the world, as they selflessly fight to protect our homeland,” Ratcliffe said.
“With the growing threats posed by Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, we can’t afford to neglect the critical investments we need to rebuild America’s military – a priority I’m grateful the Trump administration is working with us to advance.”
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes the following notable provisions: