Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) supported the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of Fiscal Year 2019, as agreed upon by both the House and Senate. It is expected to be signed into law by the President.
“This legislation will provide necessary funding to make sure that our military can continue to protect our nation. I supported the House version of this legislation because it furthered the military’s investment in San Diego. The final version we passed today includes important funding boosts that prioritize San Diego interests,” said Rep. Peters.
“The bill also permits a land transfer from the Department of Defense to UC San Diego, which will give UCSD greater flexibility to expand and meet the evolving needs of its students and community.
“It also provides increased access to commissaries for disabled veterans, $11.3 billion for military construction projects, and a 2.6 percent pay raise for servicemembers. These defense-related investments drive one-fifth of our region’s economy, and incentivize innovation and job creation.”