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Sen. Rick Scott Applauds Final National Defense Authorization, Including His Amendments to Hold Venezuela and China Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott applauded the release of the final 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was reported out by the conference committee on Monday. The final NDAA includes:

  • Nearly $750 billion in defense spending;
  • A 3.1% pay raise for military members;
  • Senator Scott’s amendment to cut off funds to the Maduro regime;
  • Senator Scott’s amendment to hold China accountable;
  • More than $1.5 billion to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base following Hurricane Michael; and
  • A ban on the purchase or use of foreign-made drones by the Department of Defense.

Senator Rick Scott said, “This year’s NDAA is a great win for our military and gives our men and women in uniform the resources they need to protect our nation. I’m proud we included nearly $750 billion to fund our military this year, including more than $1.5 billion in funding to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base and a pay raise for military members, which are key components of my Fighting for Florida budget agenda. I’m also glad my amendments to hold China accountable and prohibit the DOD from doing business with anyone that supports the oppressive Maduro regime were included in the final version. We must always fight to make sure our military has every resource it needs to protect our nation, support our allies and stand up for freedom across the globe – and I look forward to the swift passage of this year’s NDAA.”


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