FY19 NDAA Passes House With 16 Russell Amendments
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) was proud to vote for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515) as it passed the House by a margin of 351 to 66. The FY19 NDAA complies with the bipartisan budget agreement and supports a base budget of $639.1 billion, including significant increases for readiness recovery.
Rep. Russell proposed 16 amendments to the FY19 NDAA, which were adopted. These amendments will impact a variety of important issues in our military. They will help provide oversight of military programs to promote accountability, facilitate service members’ access to health care, ensure compensation for service members living on military installations, assist our servicemen and women in their transition from the military to civilian life, and ensure pilot safety.
Rep. Russell commented on the passage of the FY19 NDAA, stating: “This defense bill, which passed the House Armed Services Committee by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 60 to 1 and a final floor vote of 351 to 66, takes crucial steps in rebuilding our military and reforming the Pentagon. Both are essential to helping our troops prepare for and respond to the complex security challenges we are facing around the world.”