By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA sets policy and authorizes spending for the entire U.S. military, and the bill must be passed each year. The bill passed by a vote of 356 to 70.
Following negotiations between the House and the Senate, this year’s NDAA includes authorization for three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), which are built in-part by Austal USA in Mobile.