President Donald Trump signs a massive defense bill… The biggest pay raise for our soldiers in nine long years.
President Trump: “After years of devastating cuts, we are rebuilding our military like we never have before. Our bases and vital equipment were allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, …but those days are over.”
This would not have ever happened under Hillary Clinton. I’m certain the men and women in our armed forces need and appreciate the pay raise.
— Deplorable News (@DeplorableNews) August 13, 2018
On Monday, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a bill authorizing an increase of over 15,000 troops as well as a long-overdue pay raise for soldiers. The military spending package includes $717 billion for national defense in the next fiscal year, according to the White House.
The additional soldiers will be divvied up this way: 487,500 for the Army, 335,400 in the Navy, 186,100 in the Marine Corps, and 329,100 in the Air Force.
In addition, $7.6 billion will fund 77 F-35 fighter jets and $24.1 billion for the building of 12 new battle force ships. More
”Trump’s signature marks the first on-time passage of the NDAA in 22 years with the start of the 2019 fiscal year on Oct. 1.”
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said:
I appreciate President Trump’s commitment to strengthening our military, as evidenced by his signing this bill. his action, and the large votes in both the House and Senate, confirm that overwhelming majorities of both parties can work together on behalf of the men and women who serve our nation in the Armed Forces and their families. This measure continues to rebuild and repair our military while making needed reforms in the Pentagon. It takes important steps to confront the aggressive behavior of Russia, China, and others. Most of all, it helps ensure that our troops get what they need to carry out the missions they are assigned.
Trump signs massive military spending bill and all the media care about is whether he is being nice to John Mccain… https://t.co/7pD3kFl0ze
— Jeremy K. Cynamon (@__jkc__) August 13, 2018
This is exactly why POTUS was elected to stand up for our military and their families https://t.co/jVwL38YiFS
— DeplorableLISA4TRUMP (@follysurfangel1) August 13, 2018
They should take the money the government gives to #PlannedParenthood and give that to soldiers as well
— Conservative Wire (@TheCWire) August 13, 2018
That is great news together with the overhaul of the VA it will provide for those that serve🇱🇷
— sylvester glaser (@SlyGman) August 13, 2018
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