Washington–Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) reaffirmed his support for the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with the following statement:
“The National Defense Authorization Act is the most important responsibility the House Armed Services Committee undertakes. This bill delivers a well-deserved pay raise for our troops, builds upon key military readiness provisions, and provides infrastructure, equipment, and fleet modernizations that are desperately needed.
“Included in this year’s NDAA are several key provisions, including my 12 Carrier Act. We’ve also worked for vital funding for railgun and the bill carries funding for laser weapons, which are the future of defending our national security. This NDAA also makes a significant investment in F/A-18E/F and F-35 CV aircraft, as well as the WIN-T army communications system.
“I’m also glad to see our push to make the Department of Defense (DoD) auditable has been made a priority in this legislation. As a CPA by trade, I have made DoD auditability a primary focus as DoD’s audit readiness and audit deadlines are quickly approaching.
“Our service members put their lives on the line every day to protect our country. It is our job to make sure they have the resources they need to successfully carry out their missions.”