WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515):
“I can think of no better way to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and their families than to ensure that the troops who carry on the fight for our freedoms have the necessary tools and resources to prevail over our enemies,” said Mullin. “As we prepare to recognize Memorial Day this weekend, I am proud to support the FY19 NDAA which delivers a 2.6 percent pay raise to the men and women of our armed forces—the biggest pay raise in 9 years—and rebuilds and restores the readiness of our military.”
H.R. 5515 passed the House by a vote of 351 – 66.