Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. H.R. 5515 increases the authorization for military funding to $717 billion, provides the biggest pay raise for our troops in nine years, and makes critical investments in our military.
“One of Congress’s most fundamental duties is to ‘provide for the common defense’ of our nation. The bipartisan NDAA focuses on restoring readiness, increasing capability, and reforming the Pentagon to better prepare our country for the threats we face today and the emerging global threats of tomorrow. Congress must continue to support the men and women stationed around the world defending our great nation.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense, military construction-veterans affairs, and labor-health and human services subcommittees.