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Reed and Wicker File Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ranking Member Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) today announced they have filed S. 2226, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (NDAA).

Senator Reed commented: “The committee has advanced a bipartisan bill to make our country safer and stronger. As the nation faces a range of evolving threats, this NDAA would provide a historic level of support for our troops and their families. It authorizes record-level investments in the people, platforms, and programs needed to deter adversaries and safeguard the nation. This bipartisan bill makes real progress. It addresses a broad range of pressing issues, from strategic competition with China and Russia, to disruptive technologies like hypersonics, AI, and quantum computing, to modernizing our ships, aircraft, and combat vehicles.

“Senator Wicker and I worked together to pass a strong bill out of committee on a 24-1 vote. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the floor to vote on amendments and pass a forward-looking NDAA that meets our defense needs now and in the future."

Senator Wicker also commented: “The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most important bills Congress considers annually, and I appreciate the opportunity to advance it with Chairman Reed. This year’s defense bill includes many key provisions to maintain deterrence and modernize our armed forces. I am hopeful that the Senate will consider other improvements, including a topline increase for the Department of Defense. Adequate funding of our security needs would be a powerful show of resolve to our adversaries.

“As our nation faces the most dangerous moment since World War II, I hope that the Senate considers the NDAA in regular order with a strong amendment process.”

The Fiscal Year 2024 NDAA authorizes a topline of $876.8 billion for military and national security programs at the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.

Read the FY24 NDAA Bill Text.

Read the FY2024 NDAA Bill Report.

Read the FY24 NDAA Funding Tables.

Read the FY24 NDAA Executive Summary.