Scott Named to NDAA Conference Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after being named to the Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act.

“South Carolinians know that our nation’s men and women in uniform are our greatest asset—and should be treated as such. As the newest member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I have been privileged to weigh in on the most important discussions about funding our nation’s military and the policies that govern it. This year, I have the honor of being on the Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which means I will be at the table with my colleagues, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, advocating on behalf of South Carolina and our broader national security interests. 

  • Key provisions that I’ve already secured and will be defending include:
  • South Carolina Base Improvements 
  • Troop Readiness and military equipment enhancement
  • Resources to advance shipbuilding, which supports jobs across South Carolina
  • Military Pay Raise (2.6% pay increase effective January 1, 2019)

I have also been blessed to be on the Senate Banking Committee, which put me in a position to sponsor the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) in the NDAA. FIRRMA is a key piece of national security legislation that will give the Trump Administration a set of new tools to ensure that American intellectual property and proprietary technology never fall into the hands of nefarious foreign actors that wish to harm us.

Our national security and South Carolina’s wellbeing, have been, and will always be one of my top priorities in Washington. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sure our military continues to the best in the world.”