Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Support Our Troops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for HR 1735, the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). NDAA is a bipartisan bill which authorizes funding for America’s armed forces and sets Department of Defense (DOD) policy. Congress has passed this bill 53 years in a row. The FY16 NDAA provides our military with one-year relief from devastating cuts imposed by the Budget Control Act sequestration.
Congressman Bridenstine worked on numerous provisions in the bill important to Oklahoma, including the following:
“The NDAA allows Congress to set spending and policy priorities for our military. Though it’s not enough, I am proud that HR 1735 unwinds defense sequestration for one year and prevents more devastating cuts to military combat readiness.”
As a member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Congressman Bridenstine has become a recognized leader on military space issues. HR 1735 includes numerous military space-related provisions authored and worked on by Congressman Bridenstine including the following: