Defense bill includes support for military sexual assault survivors and specific funds for Idaho DOD facilities
Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today both voted to support the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to strengthen and build a more efficient and effective Department of Defense (DOD), fulfilling one of Congress’s most serious responsibilities to provide for and protect our nation’s armed forces.
“As the U.S. continues to face mounting threats from rogue foreign adversaries, Congress must modernize our military to counter and protect against these bad actors,” said Senator Crapo. “The Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA provides for the common defense of the United States, and supplies the resources needed for our women and men in uniform to conduct their missions in a strong, forceful and efficient manner. The women and men at Mountain Home Air Force Base and in the Idaho National Guard deserve Congress’s assurance that we will continue to meet their needs to carry out their missions. The NDAA includes several wins for Idaho DOD facilities and projects, as well as other provisions to preserve and sustain American national security at home and abroad.”
“It’s important to protect our servicemen and women just as they protect us, which is especially evident today as various nations engage in increasingly aggressive posturing toward the United States,” said Senator Risch. “This NDAA will modernize our military infrastructure and offer critical assistance to military families, all while providing our troops with the largest pay raise in a decade. I’m proud to support this NDAA and ensure our men and women in uniform, including those serving at the Mountain Home Air Force base, Bayview Navy base, and in the Idaho National Guard, have the resources they need to defend against the most serious international threats.”
The FY 2020 NDAA includes specific authorized funds for various Idaho projects, including:
Additional topline highlights include:
Senator Crapo secured a number of other provisions in final passage, including: