Washington, DC – Today, the full House of Representatives passed the FY’19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation was passed by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and her colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee recently with numerous provisions Rep. Stefanik fought for to address military spouse unemployment, increase our Artificial Intelligence (AI) abilities, continue the fight for East Coast Missile Defense and other measures that can be read here.

During House floor debate, Congresswoman Stefanik successfully amended the legislation to include her bipartisan bill, the Countering Foreign Propaganda Act of 2018. This legislation demands greater transparency from foreign government owned media outlets in the United States by requiring outlets to disclose their ownership and government ties to the FCC and American people.

“I am proud of the bipartisan work on this year’s NDAA to strengthen our military readiness and give our troops the largest pay raise in nine years,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This added funding for our readiness will help strengthen military installations around the country, including Fort Drum.”

“This year’s NDAA includes many of my initiatives to help our military spouses and families, ensure that the United States is the global leader in AI, bolster East Coast Missile Defense, and increase transparency at the Defense Health Agency. This final House passed bill also includes provisions of mine that could benefit companies developing strategic materials, like Alcoa, and language I authored that will allow Members of Congress to better serve our wounded warriors and their families.

“I look forward to working with the Senate on a final package that can be signed into law.”