December 11, 2020
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today praised Senate passage of the Conference Report on the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The Senate approved the Conference Report with a vote of 84-13.
“There isn’t much that happens around Capitol Hill with the kind of track record that the National Defense Authorization Act has, but there’s a reason this bill gets done every single year for the last 59 years: It’s the most important bill we’ll do all year,” Inhofe said. “It’s what the Constitution tells us we have to do. We must protect freedom, democracy and peace, and support our troops. This is the heart of the National Defense Authorization Act, and I look forward to it becoming law before the end of the year.”
The National Defense Authorization Act is the primary vehicle by which Congress fulfills its Constitutional duty to “provide for the common defense.” The legislation, which has been enacted into law every year for the last 59 years in a row, authorizes funding and provides critical authorities for the U.S. military to strengthen national defense and take care of U.S. service members and military families.