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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Marino Votes to Support America’s Military

May 24, 2018
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 by a bipartisan vote of 351-66.  Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) voted in favor of this legislation.

The NDAA for FY2019 authorizes a topline spending total of $717 billion to improve readiness, rebuild our military, and support our troops.  Specifically, the NDAA would authorize a 2.6% pay raise for our troops, the largest in nine years. The bill would also support Secretary Mattis’ efforts to restore military readiness by authorizing $18.6 billion to begin to rehabilitate and replace worn out Army equipment; $39.5 billion to begin to overcome the crisis in military aviation; $36 billion to restore America’s strength at sea, and $23.3 billion to sustain, repair and rebuild crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure.

Congressman Marino released the following statement:

“The federal government’s main job is to provide for the defense and protection of the country and for 57 straight years we have successfully passed a National Defense Authorization Act to authorize Department of Defense spending. I proudly voted in favor of this legislation to give our troops the largest pay increase in 9 years and to ensure that our military continues to be the greatest force for good in the world.”