Langevin Statement on Release of NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement regarding the release of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report:

“I’m proud that the House and Senate have concluded their work on this defense bill and reached bipartisan consensus in support of our national security and our men and women in uniform. Rhode Island plays a major role in our national security by supporting our warfighters. This NDAA will ensure that our local businesses can continue to build advanced capabilities and get them in the hands of our forces to make sure they never enter a fair fight. I’m especially pleased that the bill continues to support the production of Virginia-class submarines and Virginia Payload Modules, which are built right in Rhode Island and support thousands of good paying jobs. This bill continues to show support for our service members with a pay raise and demonstrates a strong commitment to families by providing federal workers with paid parental leave.”