Hoeven Joins Effort Pressing for Vote on NDAA
Senators Call for Consideration of Defense Authorization Bill, Open Amendment Process this Month
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) in pressing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to hold a vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an open amendment process before the end of September. The U.S. House of Representatives approved its version of the legislation in July, while the Senate Armed Services Committee reported its version of the bill out of committee in June. Among other priorities, the legislation authorizes funding for nuclear modernization, unmanned aerial systems operations in North Dakota and the new satellite mission in Grand Forks, while also providing a 4.6 percent pay raise to America’s service members.
“The NDAA supports missions that are critical to the defense of our nation, including the dual-nuclear missions and UAS operations in North Dakota,” Hoeven said. “That’s why we are calling on the Senate Majority Leader to act on this important legislation. Doing so would give certainty to our nation’s servicemembers, provide them with a much-needed increase in pay and help ensure our nation remains secure against the increased aggressions of our adversaries."
In addition to Hoeven and Tuberville, the letter was co-signed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).
The full text of the letter can be found here.
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