Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 86 to 8. This legislation will strengthen our national defense and support our men and women in uniform. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in favor of the bill. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.