Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has also been tapped to serve as a Conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021.
She joins Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, both members who represent the Lake of the Ozarks region.
House Leader Kevin McCarthy says of Hartzler “She’s proved herself to be a steady and devoted advocate for strengthening our national defense and she understands it’s critical need for modernizing.”
Hartzler Selected as National Defense Authorization Act Conferee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), the Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee, was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve as a conferee on the Conference Committee for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As part of the committee, made up of leaders from the House and Senate, Hartzler will help resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the defense authorization bill.
“I am honored to be chosen once again to serve on the conference committee for the NDAA. This annual legislation brings together bipartisan proposals to strengthen our national defense programs and give our service members the resources they need to complete their mission. I will continue to fight for provisions that give our troops a pay raise, keep America’s competitive advantage over our adversaries, and provide military families the support they deserve.
The House version of the NDAA includes major wins for Missouri, authorizing important funding for Missouri’s military installations and defense programs, as well as funding to improve the lives of our service members and their families. I will do everything in my ability as a conferee to ensure these provisions are included in the final conference report,” Hartzler said.
Announcing the conferees representing House Republicans, McCarthy said about Hartzler:
“As a leader on the Armed Services Committee, Vicky has proven to be a steady and devoted advocate for strengthening our national defense. She understands the critical need for constantly modernizing our military so that our troops have the resources they need to maintain our competitive edge and keep America safe. Likewise, she recognizes the important responsibility we have to make sure we improve the lives of our troops and their families who sacrifice so much for their nation. This NDAA will be among the most important in decades, and I’m confident that Vicky, with her tireless work on behalf of our men and women in uniform, will be instrumental in guiding it into law.”
The NDAA is the annual legislation that determines the policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense and other national security entities. After the conferees agree on the conference report, the report must be passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate before the President can sign the defense authorization bill into law.