NDAA Conference Report Passes House
Washington–Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report by a vote of 359-54. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage:
“The annual National Defense Authorization Act provides our men and women in uniform with the training, equipment, and resources they need in order to successfully perform their mission. This year’s NDAA honors President Trump’s commitment to our servicemembers to improve readiness and rebuild our military.
“Also included in this legislation is the Defending U.S. Government Communications Act, my bill to protect the United States government from Chinese spyware. Chinese telecommunications companies, such as Huawei and ZTE, have extensive ties to the Chinese Communist Party, which has continually proven its willingness to harness commercial technologies for the government’s gain. This legislation, which President Trump will soon sign into law, protects the U.S. from spying Chinese eyes by preventing the federal government from purchasing or leasing telecommunications equipment or services from Huawei or ZTE.
“As a CPA, Department of Defense (DoD) auditability has remained a top priority throughout my time in Congress. This year’s NDAA includes three amendments I authored to continue moving DoD towards full auditability.
“I’m proud to send the FY19 NDAA to President Trump’s desk, and in record time. Our servicemembers are counting on us, and I’m proud to deliver them this bill.”Learn more about the FY19 NDAA, including other provisions sponsored by Congressman Conaway that were included, here.