Rice Amendments Included in Passage of FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Conference Report
WASHINGTON – Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today voted in support of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6395, The William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included three amendments she led to increase oversight of border wall contracts, strengthen cybersecurity for vulnerable government agencies, and support survivors of sexual assault, sexual or gender harassment, and intimate partner violence. The annual defense authorization bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 335-78.
“I was proud to support the FY 2021 NDAA Conference Report, which makes critical investments to strengthen our national defense and provides our military with a well-deserved pay raise,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice. “This year’s defense authorization bill was agreed to by negotiators in the House and Senate, and it reflects the longstanding bipartisan tradition of supporting the needs of our troops and addressing the most pressing threats facing our nation. The President should sign this bill into law when it reaches his desk.”
The FY 2021 NDAA authorizes $731.6 billion in defense spending over the next year, and:
Rice successfully sponsored and offered her support for amendments in the FY 2021 NDAA, which were included in the Conference Report, including:
With passage in the House today, the FY 2021 NDAA Conference Report must now be considered by the Senate before being sent to the President for enactment.