Senate Overwhelmingly Passes FY 2020 Defense Authorization


Date: June 27, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Defense

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today joined 85 of his colleagues in voting to pass the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes $750 billion in critical defense spending and includes 30 provisions and amendments introduced by Sullivan, many of which directly impact Alaska. The FY 2020 NDAA passed out of committee on a vote of 25 to 2.

"This year's NDAA takes seriously the complexity of threats to our national security and the multitude of friction points around the world that deserve the attention of a fully-resourced U.S. military," said Senator Sullivan. "Importantly, this defense authorization recognizes Alaska's leading role in our nation's defense with significant resources to bolster our missile defense system, grow the military's Arctic presence and capabilities, and support the world-class military and training installations in Alaska."