Tue. Mar 21st, 2023
The U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday, voted overwhelmingly in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act…the blueprint to provide funding for the Department of Defense.
The act, which passed by a vote of 363-70, gives President Biden’s defense budget a $25-billion boost and includes several initiatives led by Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.
Among those: funding for 12 F/A-18 Super Hornets and 17 F-15EX aircraft with additional funding increases within the Army’s small and medium caliber ammunition accounts.
Also included in the final version of the bill: funding for the B-21 program which will replace the B-2 at the Whiteman Air Force Base, $4-million for a training complex at Ft. Leonard Wood, and $160-million for the Ft. Leonard Wood hospital replacement project.
Hartzler says passage of the bill sends a strong message to, both, America’s allies and its enemies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which passed by a vote of 363 – 70. This legislation provides our troops with the necessary funding and policy authorizations to keep our nation safe while equipping our military with the tools to address America’s threats throughout the world.
The NDAA is annual legislation which determines the policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense and other national security entities.
“Tackling threats from China, Russia, Iran, and America’s other adversaries requires our military to be funded adequately to ensure our troops’ readiness remains undeterred. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act achieves this mark with a $25 billion boost to President Biden’s defense budget to develop hypersonics, engineer advanced weapons systems, and invest in our servicemembers while not including harmful provisions such as Red Flag laws or forcing women to register for the draft – which I strongly advocated against.
I am proud to see Missouri-focused initiatives which I championed have been included in this legislation, such as authorizing funds for 12 F/A-18 Super Hornets and 17 F-15EX aircraft with additional funding increases within the Army’s small and medium caliber ammunition accounts.
I applaud the passage of the NDAA and the strong message it sends to both America’s allies and its enemies.”
The following provisions were not included in the final version of the NDAA: