SASC Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed File FY 2020 NDAA

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) today announced they have filed S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA). The Senate will begin consideration of the legislation later this month.

“Today, we move forward with the annual defense authorization bill that fulfills our annual commitment to our troops, the American people, and the defense of the nation. Providing for our national security is one of our most important responsibilities as identified in the Constitution, and I’m pleased the Senate will move on this legislation quickly,” Sen. Inhofe said. “This bipartisan bill continues the implementation of the National Defense Strategy, works to restore our combat advantage, and ensures the effectiveness of our military now and for years to come. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this legislation with strong support from both sides of the aisle, as we’ve historically done.”

“This bipartisan NDAA will help strengthen and modernize our military and includes needed reforms. I salute Chairman Inhofe for his leadership and commitment to supporting our troops at home and around the globe,” said Sen. Reed. “We must continue working on a bipartisan basis to enhance America’s security and keep our military strong, efficient, innovative, and capable of safeguarding our nation and deterring conflict. This bill represents a positive step forward.”

The Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA provides for a topline of $750 billion for defense programs, including at the Department of Defense and Department of Energy national security programs.

Click here to read the text of the bill.

Click here to read the report.

Click here for an executive summary of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.