House Passes National Defense Authorization Act

The two chambers of Congress have to reconcile the variances in their passed legislation.

The House of Representatives voted to pass its version of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual bill that allocates funding for the Pentagon’s operations. With this vote, the House will send its NDAA draft to negotiations with the Senate, which already passed its own version of the NDAA in July.

Congress will then hold joint debates with both chambers to draft the final version of the NDAA, which then must again pass both chambers individually before being sent to the president to sign it into law.

Policies included in this year’s NDAA include a 5.2 percent pay raise for the troops, the discontinuation of aged-out weapons programs, and the allocation of additional support for Ukraine.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For leaders in the House and Senate as they negotiate the changes to each chamber’s legislation.
  • For wisdom for the federal legislators as they determine defense funding and authorizations.
  • For the president and his military advisors as they provide input on the appropriations process.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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