LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the Senate passed the bipartisan national defense bill which includes Donnelly’s measure requiring the Department of Defense bring to Congress a clear, comprehensive strategy to confront the threat posed by North Korea. The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate by a vote of 89-8 and must now be reconciled with the version passed by the House of Representatives. The NDAA has been signed into law the last 55 consecutive years.
The national defense bill also includes a number of provisions and efforts led by Donnelly to recognize and support critical contributions that Hoosiers make to national security and, at Donnelly’s request, includes $8.5 billion for missile defense system upgrades.
Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “The security threat posed by North Korea is real and increasing. The Senate-passed defense bill includes my critical amendment requiring a comprehensive strategy for confronting the North Korean threat. This bipartisan bill would help keep our nation safe, while providing our servicemembers at home and abroad with the tools they need to fight and win on the battlefield and come home safely. And this legislation would support Indiana’s critical role in our national defense and support the Hoosier men and women who serve in uniform.”
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