June 18, 2018

Cortez Masto Priorities for Nevada Service Members Included in NDAA

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which includes several of her bills and amendments that prioritize the needs of Nevada’s service members and encourages technological advancement in the state. Senator Cortez Masto worked closely with her colleagues to include five bills she led in the NDAA, as well as several others she supported.

“Nevada is home to thousands of service members and their families who dedicate their lives to serving our country. I am proud to support the NDAA and to fight hard to make sure our service members have every resource they need for training and in combat, as well as every bit of support they need when they return home. My amendments improve housing for service members and veterans, work to improve childcare, housing and other services for the RPA community, encourage the rapid and safe development of artificial intelligence technology, protect the US and Israel from Iranian threats in Syria, enhance our military readiness, and hold our leaders responsible for having a plan when they send our brave service members into harm’s way.”

The following are Senator Cortez Masto’s legislative initiatives that were included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019: 

  • Legislation supporting Nevada’s RPA Community: Directs the Government Accountability Office to conduct an independent analysis on ways to more rapidly improve services and reduce stress for Nevada’s remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) members and their families.