President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort Drum military base in upstate New York.
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After several months of back-and-forth, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a consensus version of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on July 23. FIRRMA reforms the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process currently used to evaluate and address national security-related concerns related to foreign investment into the United States.
The joint House and Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2019 has agreed upon and released a reconciled version of the bill. Both the reconciled statutory text and accompanying joint explanatory statement are posted below:
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"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." —Dick the Butcher, Henry IV, Part 2.
President Barack Obama has followed up on his promise to veto the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense policy bill. Defense One reports that the veto is only the president's fifth and coincidentally, is only the fifth time the NDAA has been vetoed since it was first introduced 53 years ago.