Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement this week, praising President Donald Trump's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for the upcoming fiscal year.
On Monday, Cruz announced his support of Trump's signing of the NDAA, stating that the President's signing of the bill was the earliest in two decades. Cruz also stated that he supports the defense programs included in the bill.
“I am grateful President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 into law,” Cruz said. “This is the earliest in the year that this bill has been signed in two decades. In today’s challenging security environment, rebuilding our military continues to be a critical necessity. Getting this bill signed into law today demonstrates the focus that unified Republican government has given to rebuilding our military and providing for our national security. By addressing America’s security interests at home and abroad and providing the largest pay raise for service members in 10 years, our military is well funded and able to successfully project strength and promote peace. Furthermore, this bill fortifies Texas’ position as a pillar of America’s defense, strategic capabilities, and deterrence.”
The 2019 NDAA was authored by Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon). The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on a 351-66 margin and the U.S. Senate voted to the bill's passage, 85-10.