Capito Votes to Provide Support to Military, National Defense Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to adopt the conference report to accompany the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bipartisan compromise combining the House- and Senate-passed versions of the NDAA. The conference report passed the Senate by an 87-10 vote and now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.
“The brave men and women who work to defend our country deserve all of the support we can give them, especially when it comes to providing the resources they need to be successful in their mission. This legislation will deliver funding to help strengthen our national security through a variety of equipment, training, and other critical resources. It will also help support our servicemen and women, as well as their families, as they work to keep us safe, defend our democracy, and uphold the principles that make our nation so great. I was proud to vote today to send the NDAA to the president’s desk, and I will continue working through my role on the Appropriations Committee and through other efforts to support our troops and provide for our national security.” 
NDAA Highlights:

  • Authorizes $716 billion in funding for our nation’s defense.
  • Gives troops a 2.6 percent pay raise—the largest pay raise for our service members in nearly 10 years.
  • Aligns policies and resources to implement the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy.
  • Modernizes the military’s rigid, outdated officer personnel management system to increase the lethality and adaptability of the force.
  • Invests in emerging technologies to ensure our troops have the tools they need to carry out successful missions.
  • Reforms the Department of Defense to empower strong civilian leadership to make difficult choices about strategy.

More information on the NDAA is available here.


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