BACON STATEMENT ON FY21 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Washington, July 21, 2020
Tags: National Defense
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today in the House:
“For 60 consecutive years the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by providing for America’s defense by passing the NDAA. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft comprehensive bi-partisan legislation to authorize the fourth consecutive year of robust funding restoring America’s military readiness. Despite the progress we’ve made in reversing the dangerous decline in our military capabilities, U.S. defense spending remains at historically low levels as a percentage of the American economy. Meanwhile, authoritarian states like China and Russia continue their robust military modernization programs and have adopted aggressive foreign policies that threaten our values, our vital national interests, the security of our allies, and the rules-based international order.”
To deter this aggression and reduce the likelihood of conflict, H.R. 6395 reflects Rep. Bacon’s inputs and priorities including:
“I look forward to starting negotiations with the Senate and to sending this legislation to the President’s desk later this year,” added Rep. Bacon.