Reed and Inhofe File Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ranking Member Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today announced they have filed S. 2792, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA).
“Today, we move ahead with a forward-looking NDAA that invests in people, platforms, and infrastructure to safeguard our nation,” said Senator Reed. “This bipartisan legislation provides our troops and Defense Department civilians with a well-deserved pay raise, as well as new tools and reforms to protect the health and well-being of our servicemen and women and their families. It prioritizes efforts to strengthen our cyber defenses, improve readiness, and accelerate the research and development of advanced technologies. I am grateful to Senator Inhofe for his collaboration and leadership, and I look forward to improving the bill on the Senate floor as we work toward ensuring our forces have the right tools and capabilities to combat threats around the globe.”
“Today we are one step closer to enacting the annual National Defense Authorization Act – something Congress has done every year for the last 60 years in a row,” said Senator Inhofe. “This bill is the most important bill we do each year, but the current crises we face make it more essential now. It’s up to Congress to ensure that our troops and their families have the tools, capabilities, training and resources needed to defend our country from these very real, very serious threats. That’s why this year’s bill boosts defense spending by $25 billion above the President’s request. While I don’t support every provision in this bill, all Senators will have the opportunity to improve it through an open floor process – which I hope will begin in short order. I thank Senator Reed for his partnership and his commitment to getting this critical bill to the floor.”
The Fiscal Year 2022 NDAA authorizes a topline of $768 billion for our military and national security programs at the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.