Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Joe Wilson Applauds House Passage of FY19 NDAA

May 24, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Applauds House Passage of FY19 NDAA


Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, released the following statement after the House successfully passed the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation funds our military and vital national security initiatives.

This year’s NDAA promotes current and future service members by strengthening military readiness. I am grateful that this bill provides for troops, veterans, and military families by prioritizing readiness, addressing aviation training and operations safety concerns, and increasing the size of our armed services. Today, with bipartisan support, we have prioritized our resources on promoting peace through strength. Thank you to Chairman Mac Thornberry, who worked tirelessly to get this legislation passed with strong support by Speaker Paul Ryan and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

I am also grateful to see my amendment included in the NDAA that requires the Defense Secretary Mattis to issue a report describing the requirements for, and components of, a pilot program that will provide resiliency for our critical national security infrastructure by contracting with a commercial entity to site, construct, and operate at least one micro-reactor.”

You can find the text of this amendment here.

Congressman Joe Wilson’s one minute House floor speech on FY19 NDAA is here.