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PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS DEFENSE BILL INCLUDING REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS’ WORK TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY

Aug 14, 2018
Press Release

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS DEFENSE BILL INCLUDING REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS’ WORK TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY

SOUTH PITTSBURG –  Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, included measures in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald Trump signed into law today, that will improve hypersonic flight research, reduce barriers to hiring cybersecurity and other skilled personnel at the Defense Department, and help to enforce Russia’s cooperation with a nuclear arms control treaty, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04), who represents Middle Tennessee’s Aerospace and Defense Technology Corridor, released the following statement regarding the bipartisan NDAA, annual legislation that sets national security policy:

“Middle Tennessee is home to advanced research centers and manufacturers, supplying U.S. military and commercial enterprises with state-of-the-art equipment. My constituents are developing and deploying the next generation of technology to defend America. This law gives them, including many brave soldiers serving in harm’s way, more resources to protect themselves and the rest of us. It gives troops a pay raise, and very importantly, secures our economy against predatory Chinese trade practices. It builds on the President’s proposal to create a new Space Force to counter foreign threats wherever they may be. I’m proud to do my part in Congress, where national security is my highest priority.”

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