The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19).
The bill, one of the few passed annually by Congress, includes numerous local priorities championed by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01).
“I fought tirelessly to make sure Virginia’s priorities were included in this bill. The jobs created by our defense industry not only benefit the Commonwealth’s economy but also continues its role as the national leader in supporting our Armed Forces and in the national security of our country as well,” Rep. Wittman said.
“Virginia has long been a center of excellence for our active duty and retired military,” Wittman continued. “In the First District, we are home to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, and Fort A.P. Hill. However, our connection to the Armed Forces does not stop there; from civilians working on cyber-security at the Pentagon, to our shipbuilders in Newport News, Virginians are constantly supporting our men and women in uniform. I was pleased to be able to advance these important provisions through the committee and look forward to continuing to promote them as the NDAA process moves forward.”
Now that it has passed the Armed Services Committee, the NDAA can be brought to the House floor for a vote.