Cornyn: Defense Bill a Chance for Bipartisan Win for Military
Yesterday on the floor, I urged my colleagues to pass the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund our troops and support our nation’s military when the Senate considers it. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
When I hear people say that there's no bipartisan consensus for anything in Washington these days, I think that's belied by the facts and certainly, in this case, by our bipartisan commitment to provide that support and guidance for our nation's military.
Supporting all these people and the facilities that they occupy is a Herculean task, and the defense authorization bill is one very significant way that we do just that – it’s how we make sure that all of our American service members are trained, equipped, and paid; that our alliances are strengthened; and that military facilities are properly modernized and maintained.
These are the people I think about as we take up this defense authorization bill. They rely on us to deliver what we have asked them to do.
When I vote on the defense authorization bill, I'll be thinking about service members back in my state, in addition to all those who serve in remote locations overseas. We need to get the defense authorization bill across the finish line for them and for our country.