President Donald Trump spoke on the accomplishments of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Tuesday before he signed the act into law.
Trump, surrounded by Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford, and other service members, remarked how the legislation "represents a momentous step toward rebuilding our military."
"The National Defense Authorization Act could not come at a more opportune or important time. This legislation represents a momentous step toward rebuilding our military and securing the future for our children," Trump said. "I applaud the work of the members of both parties who came together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support–something that sounds very nice to my ears."
The NDAA is the legislation that allows the U.S. military to be funded. Without it, projects would come to a halt and personnel may not be paid.
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