Washington, D.C. -U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), and U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the text of an agreement they have reached on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23).
"We are pleased to announce we've come to a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on this year's National Defense Authorization Act. This year's agreement continues the Armed Services Committees' 62-year tradition of working together to support our troops and strengthen America's national security. We urge Congress to pass the NDAA quickly and the President to sign it when it reaches his desk," the members said.
The legislative text is available here:
This legislation is substantially based on two bills: (1) H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which passed the House on July 14, 2022, by a vote of 329-101; and (2) S. 4543, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 16, 2022 by a vote of 23-3.
Because enacting the NDAA in a timely manner is critical, the two bills were combined through a series of negotiations led by the leadership of the SASC and HASC. Negotiators considered proposals offered by members of both parties that were filed in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. The final text of the bill promotes resilience, innovation, and the right tools for U.S. success in strategic competition, and provides vital quality of life improvements for the backbone of America's fighting force: Our servicemembers and their families.