Sen. Moran Applauds Passage of National Defense Authorization Act
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) – a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense – today applauded the passage of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a number of Sen. Moran’s provisions:
“The strength and preparedness of our military is a direct deterrent to our adversaries. Making certain our men and women in uniform have cutting-edge technology, an arsenal of advanced weapons and ample support for military families will determine the long-term success of our military.
“This legislation supports our troops by providing the largest pay raise in 20 years, resupplying our depleted weapons stock and making certain our troops have the equipment they need to complete their missions. As Russia continues its unjust war in Ukraine and China remains our foremost threat, it’s critical that Congress provides the resources necessary for our military to be combat-ready.”
Sen. Moran Priorities Included in the NDAA:
- Requires that certain military equipment, such as body armor and protective gear, be manufactured in the U.S by small businesses.
- Requires a report detailing the operational impact on the National Defense Strategy of Tactical Control Party specialists force structure in the Air National Guard prior to the divestment of any units.
- Authorizes funding to support the construction of an unaccompanied enlisted barracks at Fort Riley.
- Authorizes funding for the construction of a microgrid at Fort Riley, increasing the resiliency of energy supply in the event of natural or man-made power outages.
- Allows for more veterans to lead Junior ROTC programs across the country. This reduces certain barriers for more programs to be stood up in Kansas, which is an underrepresented state by the Junior ROTC program.
- Requires the Secretary of Defense to report on current alternatives to burn pits and ongoing efforts to field additional technologies.