U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the full committee and subcommittee markup schedule for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.
“Our nation faces a complex and evolving range of security threats, and we must provide our men and women in uniform with the resources they need to maintain our national defense,” said Senator Reed. “Enacting the National Defense Authorization Act is critical to our national security, and the markup is a crucial part of a multi-step process. Along with Ranking Member Inhofe and our colleagues on the Committee, I am committed to upholding our tradition of robust, careful deliberation and strong, bipartisan support to ensure we have needed policies and reforms in place and that we are providing our servicemembers with the resources, training, equipment, and capabilities they need to achieve their missions and protect American families.”
Senator Inhofe also commented: “The committee markup is the start of our work on the annual defense authorization bill — which I consider to be the most important bill Congress does each year. There’s a reason the NDAA has been enacted into law every year for 60 consecutive years, and I look forward to working with Chairman Reed, in the committee’s long-standing tradition of bipartisanship, to make it 61 years. I anticipate robust debate over a wide range of issues, but our priorities remain steadfast year after year: taking care of our troops and their families and providing for a strong national defense that will deter any enemy. This is Congress’s highest duty.”
Markups will be conducted in accordance with the guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. There will be a Committee vote to close portions of the markup.
Portions of the NDAA will be considered in subcommittee on the following dates:
Monday, July 19:
5:30 PM – Subcommittee on Strategic Forces – SR-232A (CLOSED)
6:00 PM – Subcommittee on Cybersecurity – SR-232A (CLOSED)
Tuesday, July 20:
9:30 AM – Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support – SD-106 (OPEN – please see press RSVP information below)
11:00 AM – Subcommittee on Personnel – SD-106 (OPEN – please see press RSVP information below)
2:15 PM – Subcommittee on Airland – SR-232A (CLOSED)
3:30 PM – Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities – SR-232A (CLOSED)
5:00 PM – Subcommittee on Seapower – SR-232A (CLOSED)
The NDAA will be considered by the Full Committee on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 AM – SD-106 (CLOSED)
If needed: Thursday, July 22, 9:30 AM – SD-106 (CLOSED)
Press: The markups for the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support and the Subcommittee on Personnel on Tuesday, July 20, at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM, respectively, will be open to the press, but may be limited on a first come, first served basis. These two markups will be streamed live online at armed-services.senate.gov.
All media must RSVP to ensure access, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend.
Photographers and Radio/TV may RSVP to their respective galleries:
Print media, including dailies and periodicals, may RSVP to SASC_Press@armed-services.senate.gov.