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June 23, 2020

SASC Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed File Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) today announced they have filed S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA). 

“Today, Senator Reed and I had the honor of filing the 60th annual National Defense Authorization Act. What this bipartisan bill does is straightforward: care for our troops; preserve peace through strength; and defend this great nation. This is our sacred constitutional duty. That’s why Congress has passed an NDAA every year for the last 59 years in a row – always on a bipartisan basis. Now, I look forward to working with my colleagues to make it an even 60 years,” Senator Inhofe said.

“This bipartisan NDAA provides our troops with a well-deserved pay raise and tools to protect the health and well-being of our forces and their families. I commend Chairman Inhofe for his bipartisan collaboration,” said Senator Reed. “While I do not support every provision in this bill, it makes important investments in readiness, modernization, and force protection and includes several needed reforms. I hope we can improve the bill on the floor. Congress must work on a bipartisan basis to ensure our forces have the right tools and capabilities to combat threats around the globe.”

The Fiscal Year 2021 NDAA authorizes a topline of $740.5 billion for our military and national security programs at the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. The text of the bill can be viewed here.

Click here for an executive summary of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.


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