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House Passes NDAA Conference Report

Authorizes Funding for the Department of Defense of FY2018

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Champaign, November 14, 2017 | Anna R Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
This evening, with the support of Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810; the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018.
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WASHINGTON – This evening, with the support of Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810; the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the comprehensive legislation to authorize the budget authority of the U.S. Department of Defense and certain national security programs of the U.S. Department of Energy for fiscal year 2018.

"In today's world, it is an unfortunate reality that we must be prepared to defend our freedom and safety at any moment. We must ensure our military has the tools and resources to complete their mission and keep Americans safe." He continued, "This bipartisan bill ensures our military is prepared and able to protect our nation from any potential threats and gives our troops the pay raise they deserve."

The agreement authorizes $626 billion in base funding for national defense. In addition, the bill authorizes $65.7 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and $8 billion for other defense activities.

Additionally, the legislation benefits Naval Air Base Lemoore with the inclusion of $60.8 million for Lemoore F/A 18 Avionics Repair Facility Replacement as well as $17.3 million for Naval Operational Support Center Lemoore.

Highlights of the legislation include:
  • Authorizes a 2.4% pay raise for our troops
  • Permanently preserves Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA) payments to surviving military spouses
  • Makes investments in critical capabilities to support military readiness, deter aggression, and respond to crises around the world
  • Reforms to the acquisition system that improve accountability, simplify the chain of command, and streamline the bureaucracy
  • Directs resources to key priorities: 90 F-35s, 53 UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters, and $739 million for 10 additional F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
Previously, the Senate passed the NDAA by a vote of 89 - 8 while the House passed the NDAA by a vote of 344 - 81.

The Conference Report for H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act passed in the United States House of Representatives, with support from Congressman Valadao, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by a vote of 356 - 70.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District of California, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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