House Passes Waltz-Sponsored Priorities of Space Force, Gold Star Families and Prohibiting Venezuela Contracting in 2020 NDAA
Washington, December 11, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes several of Rep. Michael Waltz’s priorities, including a Space Force, enhancing benefits for Gold Star families and prohibiting contracts with the Department of Defense for companies conducting business with the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
“This year’s defense bill is full of wins for our service members and their families,” Waltz, a Green Beret and member of the House Armed Services, said. “From protecting our assets in space to providing for our Gold Star families, this final report is something we should be proud of. Our brave men and women in our military give every fiber of their being for our freedom and this package conveys our deepest gratitude for their sacrifices.”
The FY 2020 NDAA supports a topline of $738 billion, consistent with the recent bipartisan budget agreement.
The report also contains several Waltz-supported proposals, including:
“I am grateful to the House and Senate conferees for reaching this important agreement and to the House for passing this bill,” Waltz said. “I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this package swiftly so we can send this package to NDAA and give our military all the tools they need to be successful.”