The act passed with an overwhelming majority.
U.S. Rep. Kim Young for (R-CA) voted in the House to pass H.R 7900 on July 14, the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year from Oct 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023.
Young, a Republican, expressed her support after the vote, tweeting, “Ensuring our military is trained, equipped & prepared for current & future challenges is more important than ever. I voted yes on the NDAA. Whether on land, in the air, at sea, in cyberspace or outer space, our military will remain a beacon of strength.”
HR 7900 passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the house: 329-101 or 77% “Yes”
Young’s “Arms, Exports, Delivery Solution Act”, an amendment included in the NDAA, also gained bipartisan support and is legislated to require reporting on any shipment delays of defense articles to America’s Indo-Pacific allies, including Taiwan.
The NDAA authorization directs how federal funds should and should not be used. It provides a pay raise for enlisted service members, including: a 2.4% inflation bonus for those earning less than $45,000 per annum; Reinstatement of funding for housing and military construction; More training opportunities for military service members; Upgrade of safety in all military transports – vehicles, ships, aircraft; fortification of facilities where our military serve; investments in the latest generation, and emerging defense technologies.
Other aspects of H.R 7900 cover support for Ukraine through investment in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, anti-trafficking and climate awareness in cooperation with US allies.
“I’m glad we could come together in a bipartisan way to pass the NDAA to show our appreciation for our troops who keep us safe, enhance Congressional oversight of the Department of Defense, take the steps necessary to ensure our fighters prevail on future battlefields and support our allies,” Young said.