Sen. Hawley Says NDAA Bill Good for Missouri

(Missourinet) The U-S Senate today/Wed has passed the bill to fund and plan for defense spending in the coming year. The $768 billion bill includes service member pay raises.

Senator Josh Hawley serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and voted for what’s called the National Defense Authorization Act. He says it is a strong bill for Missouri

The bill also includes changes to the military justice system that he pushed for with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand —to keep the chain of command from deciding prosecutions. The bill allows that for sexual assault trials but Hawley seeks that course for all felonies.

Senator Josh Hawley said he supported the bill after congress cut out a particular provision:

 

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