REP. KIHUEN AMENDMENT PASSES HOUSE - EXTENDS PRESIDENTIAL REPORTING REQUIREMENT UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Ruben J. Kihuen released the statement below following the passage of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which included his bipartisan amendment containing the text of H.R. 3078, the Iran Ballistic Missile Reporting Act, which Representative Kihuen introduced on June 27, 2017:
“Today’s passage of the NDAA will place our country’s armed forces on steady footing and guarantee they are prepared to meet the challenges of the future. I am pleased that my amendment extending reporting requirements on ballistic missile launches or tests conducted by Iran passed with bipartisan support from both Republicans and Democrats. Ensuring the United States has a long-term strategy to deter Iran from further developing its ballistic missile program is essential to our national security. Extending this Presidential reporting requirement, which expires in 2019, ensures that we continue to monitor any missile launches or tests conducted by Iran.
“Additionally, the passage of this defense authorization will help prevent another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), which would only hurt Nevadans. Avoiding a BRAC round ensures facilities vital to our local economies like Nellis Air Force Base and the Hawthorne Army Depot remain a vibrant part of our communities.”