NDIA welcomes bipartisan support in passing House defense bill

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The National Defense Industrial Association issues this statement on Thursday's House passage of the fiscal year 2019 defense bill: 

NDIA welcomes the bipartisan passage of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. After years of sequestration’s crippling constrains on vital resources needed to support our warfighters, we finally have a bill that starts rebuilding the military while reforming critical acquisition and procurement processes desperately needed to counter emerging threats in a time of great power competition.

As H.R. 5515 passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 351 to 66, we encourage their colleagues in the Senate to effectively debate and pass a version that can be reconciled in conference without the specter of political showmanship and onto the desk of the president to sign. As we face new and emerging threats, we owe it to our military’s finest to support them with the latest equipment and technologies needed to counter threats they will undoubtedly meet on the battlefield.

For questions, more information or to set up an interview with an NDIA policy staff member, contact Evamarie Socha, esocha@ndia.org or (703) 472-3806.

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