Senate Continues Work to Pass Critical Measure to Support Servicemembers and National Security
‘Ensuring military readiness and keeping Americans safe should be a top priority for all of us. So I encourage my colleagues to put aside partisan politics and work together to bring this NDAA across the finish line this week.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the National Defense Authorization Act:
“After needless and inexplicable delay by colleagues across the aisle, we will begin consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act today and work to pass it this week.
“The NDAA authorizes funds aimed at meeting the combat readiness needs of our armed services, maintaining our national security posture, and supporting defense health care and benefits for service members and their families.
“It’s an important measure we consider each year.
“It’s especially critical today given the myriad threats facing our country.
“The next Commander-in-Chief, regardless of party, will take office facing a number of security challenges — everything from instability in Libya, Syria, and Yemen to a belligerent North Korea to a newly aggressive Russia. It’s imperative to do what we can now to better position our country to confront challenges currently facing us and to better prepare for those yet to come.
“Ensuring military readiness and keeping Americans safe should be a top priority for all of us.
“So I encourage my colleagues to put aside partisan politics and work together to bring this NDAA across the finish line this week.
“We may pass the bill on Friday, we may pass it sooner, but our aim is to pass it this week so let’s all work hard to do so.”
Related Issues: Appropriations, NDAA, America's Military, National Security