U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Vote for National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate passed the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 91-3:

“I am pleased that this defense bill has been improved by removing one-year budget gimmicks that could have led to cuts to investments in cybersecurity and counterterrorism that are critical to our national security. I also support this legislation because there are measures in this bill that I have fought to include, like provisions from my Military Facilities Force Protection Act and investments in military vehicles manufactured in Oshkosh. In addition, unnecessary restrictions on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program have been reduced. I am proud to have worked to provide full funding for three LCS ships so that production of these ships made at Marinette Marine can continue.”