National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

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The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA 2019) is a United States federal law which specifies the budget, expenditures and policies of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for fiscal year 2018. President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York on Aug. 13, 2018.[1]

Background[edit]

Legislative history[edit]

House vote[edit]

H.R.5515, the version of the NDAA 2019 which was reported by the House Armed Services Committee, was passed by the House of Representatives on Jul 26, 2018 in a 359-54 vote.[2]

Senate vote[edit]

The Senate passed it on Aug 1, 2018 with a vote of 87-10.[2]

Presidential signature[edit]

President Donald Trump signed the NDAA 2019 on Aug. 13, 2018.