Senator Heidi Heitkamp Talks on Senate Passing Military Funding Bill

The United States Senate has passed the latest National Defense Authorization Act which includes funding for missions in North Dakota.

The bill authorizes funding levels for the Department of Justice.

It includes over $7 million for the North Dakota Air National Guard to build a new facility in Fargo for its intelligence targeting mission.

The bill would also enable Grand Forks Air Force Base to play a significant role in the military’s Arctic strategy.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: ” As we look across the Arctic and and we look at Russia and the threat that Russia presents, it has renewed interest in an Arctic strategy.  We believe that the Grand Forks air base is critical to that. “