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National defense is a bipartisan priority

 

August 23, 2018



John Adams once said, “National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.”

I am pleased that the recent agreement to provide for our national defense for the upcoming fiscal year was a moment of clear unity in Congress to fulfill our constitutional duty to “provide for the common defense.”

In July, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (or NDAA) on a bipartisan vote of 359-54, and it had already passed the Senate.

President Trump signed the NDAA into law last week. H.R. 5515 au...



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