Mitchell on the NDAA
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act, commonly known as the NDAA.
“While this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has some positive aspects like continuing to invest in science and technology, improving the military acquisition system, continuing oversight over weapons systems, military operations, and more, overall the bill does not do nearly enough to protect the United States’ security in the world.
This bill’s topline is significantly lower than the requested amount, which negatively impacts troop modernization, readiness, and training and it also cuts military personnel funding. Further, this bill makes significant reductions to historically bipartisan-supported nuclear and technology modernization programs weakening our deterrent posture in the world. This bill as it stands right now ties our own hands, which does not make our nation or world safer - especially in the face of growing Chinese and Russian power. There is still time for us to work together to improve this bill on the House floor and in the eventual conference committee.”