ICYMI: FY19 NDAA Supports Israel

May 11, 2018
Press Release

ICYMI: FY19 NDAA Supports Israel 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, worked to ensure key components of FY19 National Defense Authorization Act supported our strongest ally in the Middle East, Israel. 

 FY19 NDAA includes provisions that;

• Supports President Donald Trump’s request for $500 million for co-development of missile defense systems with Israel and co-production of the Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and arrow weapons systems.

• Establishes defense partnerships to counter Iran’s terrorist activity and provides for a robust military posture in the region. The FY19 NDAA also increases oversight of items essential to countering Iran, such as munitions stockpiles, Patriot missiles, and missile defense systems. 

• Increases pressure on terrorist groups in the region that threaten Israel and American families by continuing the security cooperation with the Iraqi government and extending the Syrian Trade and Equipment Authority to consolidate gains against ISIS. The FY19 NDAA also supports the Afghan military in their attempt to combat ISIS and the Taliban.