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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Chairman of the Airland Subcommittee in the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement on committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Cotton secured dozens of provisions in the annual defense bill, which now awaits consideration by the full United States Senate. Several directly impact Arkansas military families. Click here for an executive summary of the NDAA.
"Military families in Arkansas shoulder much of the responsibility in defending our nation, and we must ensure they're treated with full respect. I'm pleased that so many of my bills to help Arkansas military families were included in the Senate version of this year's National Defense Authorization Act, and I'll continue fighting for these priorities as we move toward final passage," said Cotton.
Senator Cotton's provisions address a range of issues, including expanding Arkansas's State Veterans Cemetery, easing the process of military spouse licensing transfers, supporting U.S. partners in the Indo-Pacific region, improving homeschool inclusion within JROTC programs, and updating burial honors for certain veterans.