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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

Johnson, Crist Proposal Included in NDAA to Help Israel Fight Drone Attacks

May 16, 2018
Press Release
Bipartisan Bill Also Included in US-Israel Security Package Passed by House Foreign Affairs Committee

Washington, D.C.  —  The United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act introduced by U.S. Reps. Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Charlie Crist (D-FL) was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), major legislation directing the United States' national security priorities, which is expected to be considered by the House next week. The Johnson, Crist proposal establishes a strategic partnership between the United States and Israel to combat drone attacks from Iran and other adversaries. 

In addition to being incorporated into the NDAA, the bipartisan proposal was also included in a larger U.S.-Israel security package passed last week by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Its inclusion in these major legislative packages will solidify this strategic partnership in both U.S. national security and foreign policies.
 

Rep. Mike Johnson released the following statement:


"At a time of heightened risk in the Middle East, it is as important as ever for the U.S. to reassert our support for Israel, our strongest ally in the region. Our drone detection legislation will help ensure Israel has the tools it needs to defend itself against evolving and increasingly catastrophic threats. I am pleased to have this bill included in the upcoming NDAA, and look forward to ushering it through the Congress and into law."


Rep. Charlie Crist released the following statement:

"To see our bipartisan proposal continue to receive broad support and swiftly move through Congress speaks to the urgent need to address the growing threat of drone attacks to U.S. and Israeli security. This new partnership will further our vital alliance on defense and foreign policy strategy, greatly benefiting both our countries and keeping our people safe.