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Rouzer Supports Annual National Defense Authorization Act

  • Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, with support from Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to responsibly fund our Department of Defense and provide our servicemembers with the resources needed to keep our nation safe.

"This year's NDAA boosts support for our servicemembers and their families, restores focus on our war-fighting capabilities, and ensures our military is better equipped to defend our nation today and in the future," said Rouzer.  "It also reverses the Biden Administration's politicization of our national defense and rejects initiatives to infiltrate our armed forces with woke ideology and drag queens."

Rouzer continued: “The reality is the Biden Administration’s weak and tepid foreign policy is making the world a much more dangerous place with each passing day.  The threats from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran continue to grow, and Congress has a fundamental duty to protect the security of the United States by enhancing our national defense.  This legislation improves our readiness at home and abroad while being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.  But this authorization legislation is just part of what is needed.  Now, Congress must pass a Defense Appropriations Bill as soon as possible to fund these critical operations and support our men and women in uniform.”

Some highlights of the FY23 NDAA:

  • Includes a 5.2% increase in servicemember basic pay.
  • Eliminates President Biden's woke agenda from our military by prohibiting funding for the teaching of Critical Race Theory, and guts the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative with a DEI hiring freeze and pay cap.
  • Fully funds the account supporting the National Guard’s border deployment to help better address the border crisis.
  • Includes a Parents Bill of Rights to ensure parents of children in Department of Defense schools have the right to be involved in their child's education.