Rep. Veasey (TX-33) Applauds House Armed Services Committee Passage of the FY22 NDAA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33), member of the House Armed Services Committee, today applauded the House Armed Services Committee’s bipartisan passage of H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.
For more than sixty years, the House Armed Services Committee’s focus has been to provide the Department of Defense and the men and women who serve our country with the tools to meet the ever-changing national security threats that our nation faces. For the sixty-first consecutive year, the House Armed Services Committee has fulfilled its critical responsibility and completed, on a bipartisan basis, a defense bill that will bolster our national security and provide for the common defense. This year’s National Defense Authorization also includes Veasey-led amendments that will help North Texas and our nation’s servicemembers:
- Multiple amendments to bolster funding to the Bell, Lockheed, and Boeing North Texas-based defense programs that provide thousands of jobs for hardworking Americans across the Metroplex.
- Countering Extremism in the Armed Forces Act establishes an Office of Countering Extremism to develop and oversee policy in addressing extremism. It also prohibits membership in an extremist organization for members of the armed services, and give the Secretary of Defense authority to utilize social media to look into individuals with a history of extremism.
- National Guard and Reserve Incentive Pay Parity Act gives pay parity to pilots and other specialized jobs in the National Guard for their work.
“I am proud to join my colleagues to advance National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022—bipartisan legislation that represents our commitment to our service members, their families, and our national security,” said Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33). “This year’s legislation also advances key priorities that I have long supported like rooting out extremism in our military, ensuring our nation’s service members get properly paid for their service, and securing investments to help job growth in our North Texas defense sector. As this year’s NDAA now moves to the floor, I look forward to getting this bipartisan legislation passed and signed into law.”
This year’s defense bill focuses on transforming DoD to better deter our adversaries while taking advantage of new, innovative technologies and implementing more cost-effective approaches to develop and acquire crucial platforms. The future of the nation’s defense sector depends on the House Armed Services Committee’s tough policy discussions about what DoD needs, how to fill these needs, and the necessary tradeoffs to ensure the United States maintains a competitive edge over its adversaries.