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Rounds Statement on NDAA for Fiscal Year 2019 Being Signed Into Law

Includes a number of Rounds’ provisions

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee, today made the following statement after President Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 into law.


“The NDAA is one of the most important pieces of legislation we pass each year, as it provides our military personnel with the tools they need to complete their missions and keep us safe,” said Rounds. “I’m pleased that this year’s NDAA includes a number of provisions I offered pertaining to cold spray repair technology developed in Rapid City that will be used to improve Department of Defense (DoD) repair processes, as well as additional measures to improve officer personnel management, transition of service members to civilian life, training ranges and high level maintenance. Additionally, it includes a provision that will allow the DoD to conduct clandestine cyber operations necessary to help keep Americans safe. This year’s NDAA was named for the first time in honor of SASC Chairman John McCain, an American hero and statesman who has always put the good of the country first.” 


The NDAA authorizes $716 billion in defense spending, prohibits a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round and provides a 2.6 percent pay raise to military members.



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