WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement calling on the House to pass the Senate version of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate passed the NDAA two weeks ago, which includes:

  • Senator Scott’s amendment to cut off funds to the Maduro regime;
  • Senator Scott’s amendment to hold China accountable;
  • More than $1.2 billion to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base;
  • $750 billion in defense spending; and
  • A 3.1% pay raise for military members

Senator Rick Scott said, “Our nation is facing increasing threats from around the world – including China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba – and Congress MUST give our military the resources it needs to protect our national security. The National Defense Authorization Act includes $750 billion to fund our military so we can continue defending freedom at home and across the globe and a pay raise for our men and women in uniform. Nancy Pelosi and the House of Representatives need to leave politics out of military funding and pass the Senate version of the NDAA, which passed the Senate with a large bipartisan majority. This is about the safety of families and future of our country.”