Utah’s Representative Rob Bishop is applauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 which has specific Utah impacts. Some items in the bill include securing a 3.1 percent pay raise for the troops, the establishment of the United States Space Force, and continued rebuilding of the military. The Utah specific items that Congressman Bishop helped secure include a land transfer to facilitate a new entrance in and around Hill Air Force Base, a Ground Based Strategic Deterrent project that will be based out of Hill Air Force Base, and the purchase of over 90 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. “This year’s National Defense Authorization Act continues to rebuild our military in a bipartisan and bicameral way to repair our military from the detrimental cuts by the past administration,” shares Bishop. “The positive policies promoted in this legislation will buoy up our warfighters, support our dedicated civilian workforce, and continue to place the country in a position of strength. To top it off, Hill Air Force Base will continue to play an extremely vital role in our nation’s defense.”