U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after President Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act today:
“To each of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines –this is the help that we have promised; it is on the way. I’m proud this bill takes the critical steps we need to strengthen our military readiness and provide a well-deserved pay raise for our troops. This is the earliest that the NDAA will have been signed into law in more than 40 years, but that historical significance will be lost if we fail to pass appropriations to match the authorization enacted today. Our military deserves consistent, stable funding and I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure that we pass a defense appropriations bill before the end of the fiscal year.
“President Trump has been a great leader in our effort to rebuild the military and restore our qualitative and quantitative advantage, which deteriorated under President Obama. He shares our commitment to ensuring that the men and women in uniform have the training, resources and equipment they need to complete the mission.”