Washington, D.C. ­– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2810, the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report:

“This defense bill makes our country stronger. It invests in our troops, giving them a 2.4% pay raise. It improves our technology, appropriating $8 billion to cyber operations. It makes America safer, allocating $4 billion to support our missile defense system and increasing funding to deter Russian aggression. And it will ensure the world’s greatest fighting force has all the weapons, support, and training it needs to win. Chairman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and the entire House Armed Services Committee have worked diligently to support our troops and the security of our nation, and I am proud Congress will be sending this legislation to President Trump’s desk.”