Jul 25 2020

One of my top priorities as your Senator has been ensuring the safety and well-being of our servicemembers and military families, especially during this unprecedented time, which is why I secured a number of bipartisan wins for North Carolina’s military community in this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

Provisions I led that were included in the NDAA:

  • I helped pass an across the board 3.1 percent pay raise for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines for the second consecutive year. 
  • I continued to build on my previous work to take meaningful steps to address the significant issues with the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, including additional measures to ensure military families live in safe housing. 
  • I secured the authorization of $215.8 million for North Carolina military installations in the NDAA. Since being elected in 2015, I have secured more than $3 billion for Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point, New River, and Seymour Johnson.

This bipartisan legislation is a big win for North Carolina’s servicemembers and our military families, and I will work to get this bill to the President’s desk and ensure our men and women in uniform and their families have the support they need.