January 01, 2021
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today commended the final Senate vote on the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
“Today, the Senate sent a strong message of support to our troops by voting to make the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act law,” Inhofe said. “Not only does this bill give our service members and their families the resources they need, but it also makes our nation more secure — pushing back against China and Russia, strengthening our cyber defenses, and accelerating innovation into the technologies that will keep our children’s children safe. I’m glad the Senate voted once again, by a wide bipartisan margin, for this bill — the most important bill we do each and every year, for 60 years in a row.”
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 60 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.