National Defense Authorization Act Passes House
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019
Today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report for the 2020 fiscal year. The sweeping bipartisan defense measure was the result of a compromise between the two individual House and Senate-passed versions of the NDAA. Rep. Salud Carbajal, member of the House Armed Services Committee, served as a conferee, helping shape the bill into its final form and securing wins for California’s 24th Congressional District.
“Our National Defense Authorization Act is a collaborative, bipartisan bill that stands up for our troops, military families and our national security,” said Rep. Carbajal. “As a veteran, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and an NDAA conferee, I worked hard to ensure the voice of California’s Central Coast was heard as we negotiated this bill. From service member pay raises and paid family leave for federal employees to critical research funding for our universities, I am proud of the provisions we’ve secured. Democrats in the House do not take our majority lightly—we will continue to govern, move forward essential legislation and deliver big wins for our nation.”
Rep. Carbajal helped to secure provisions in a crucial NDAA that:
The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill that annually provides funding and oversight for the nation’s military, defense and security needs. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Carbajal was heavily involved in the 21-hour-long committee markup of the NDAA in June of this year. As an appointed NDAA conferee, Carbajal worked with a bipartisan group of House and Senate colleagues to establish the final version of the NDAA that passed in the House.
This bill now moves to the Senate, and then to the president’s desk.
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th congressional district, encompassing Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and part of Ventura County.