Carbajal Chosen to Help Develop Final National Defense Authorization Act
Last night, Rep. Salud Carbajal received the honor of being named a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2020 fiscal year. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Carbajal took part in the 21-hour-long committee markup of the NDAA. Now, as a conferee, he will be a negotiator at the table as the House and Senate resolve differences between their two individual NDAA bills into one final piece of legislation.
“I’m proud to be selected to help deliver a final National Defense Authorization Act that will be signed into law,” said Rep. Carbajal. “As we debate the best ways to protect our national security, support our troops, uplift veterans and enhance local partnerships, I will ensure that our Central Coast values are represented at the table. I’m ready to keep working for funding priorities that help people across our state and country, as I’ve done throughout this process.”
“In Congress, Congressman Carbajal has long been a respected and relentless leader of the people of California’s Central Coast and a positive force for progress for all Americans,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “As a Member of the FY 2020 NDAA Conference Committee, Congressman Carbajal will be a powerful voice in our work to secure key Democratic priorities and ensure our brave servicemembers and their families have the resources and support they need to thrive. We look forward to his continued leadership to advance a strong, smart national defense that keeps America safe and secure.”
The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill that annually provides funding and oversight for the nation’s military, defense and security needs. Conference for the bill begins this Thursday, and Carbajal will join House and Senate leaders on the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA Conference Committee to bring about consensus on the final bill that will go to the president’s desk for a signature.