Rep. Marino Votes to Support America’s Military
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.”