November 14, 2017
Contact: T.W. Arrighi
Rep. Mimi Walters: FY18 NDAA Will Improve Military Readiness & Support Our Troops
Washington, DC – Rep. Mimi Walters (R-California) released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passage of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810 – National Defense Authorization Act. The National Defense Authorization Act (FY18) establishes budget allocations and national security policies for the Department of Defense (DOD). You can find the full language of the Conference Report here.
Said Rep. Walters, “Today‘s passage of the FY18 NDAA Conference Report reaffirms our commitment to the security of our Nation and the safety of those who serve. Given the growing number of national security threats we are facing, it is critical our military has the tools and resources necessary to protect us overseas and at home. This legislation allocates nearly $700 billion to the DOD to ensure that our military is ready and able to combat the emerging threats of the 21st Century.
“The FY18 NDAA makes significant investments in support of military readiness, including missile defense programs. As North Korea continues to test and develop missiles that could strike Orange County, our military must have the equipment it needs to combat this serious and imminent threat.
“Caring for active duty troops, their families, and the families of the fallen is one of my top priorities. The FY18 NDAA provides our troops with their first pay raise in eight years, protects quality health care benefits for service members and their beneficiaries, and permanently preserves the allowance for the surviving spouses of our Nation’s fallen heroes.
“I am proud to have voted in favor of this legislation that will ensure our military is ready to face the challenges of the future and support the brave men and women who defend our Nation. I am confident the Senate will quickly pass this important legislation.”
Walters represents California’s 45th District and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.