Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Applauds Passage of NDAA Securing Wins for El Paso, Climate Change, and Protecting Our American Values
Washington, DC, July 12, 2019
“Today the House of Representatives delivered a strong National Defense Authorization Act providing essential support to our deserving men and women in uniform. The legislation includes a 3.1% pay raise for our service members and incorporates ideas from both sides of the aisle,” said Congresswoman Escobar.
Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, securing big wins for El Paso, tackling key threats like climate change, and protecting our American values.
The NDAA is responsible legislation that includes Fort Bliss and El Paso priorities and authorizes $733 billion for a strong, smart national defense.
“Today the House of Representatives delivered a strong National Defense Authorization Act providing essential support to our deserving men and women in uniform. The legislation includes a 3.1% pay raise for our service members and incorporates ideas from both sides of the aisle,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I am immensely proud to have worked and voted for a NDAA that supports our vibrant El Paso community, enhances housing and financial support to military families, addresses operational and budgetary threats posed by climate change, and blocks President Trump from robbing finite military resources for a wall our military never requested.”
“In this era, where partisanship is the norm, the Democratic members of the Armed Services Committee have worked diligently to preserve our Committee’s long-standing tradition of bipartisanship, and the FY20 NDAA is a reflection of that tradition,” said House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith. “While this year’s NDAA contains bipartisan provisions, our new Democratic majority has had an undeniable impact on the contents of this bill. Thanks to the leadership of Congresswoman Escobar, the bill passed today reflects our Democratic values, supports our troops, and provides for a strong national defense enterprise.”
Below, an overview of the big wins for the region delivered by Congresswoman Escobar:
IMPROVING THE LIVES OF MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM:
VETERAN HEALTHCARE AND MILITARY READINESS:
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AT FORT BLISS:
PROTECTING OUR AMERICAN VALUES: