National Defense Authorization Act, Including Three Sinema Amendments, Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, President Trump signed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18 which included three amendments offered by Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09).

“Hardworking Arizonans expect Congress to put partisanship aside and to provide our military with the tools it needs to keep us safe,” said Congresswoman Sinema. “This law sets smart national security policies, strengthens our national defense, and invests in our communities. I will continue working with my colleagues in both parties to honor our commitments to the men and women in uniform and to keep our country secure.”

The first amendment, introduced with Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), requires the U.S. Strategy in Syria to identify the amounts and sources of ISIS financing and to deny this financing as part of the broader, more effective US strategy. 

The second amendment, introduced with Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), expands career training opportunities for active-duty military men and women so they can successfully transition into good-paying jobs as civilians. 

The last amendment introduced, with Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10), retains STEM education programs for children living near military bases, including Davis-Monthan in Tucson.