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Democratic-Led House Passes Bipartisan, Bicameral NDAA Agreement
December 7, 2021
Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. 1605, the bipartisan, bicameral text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), by a vote of 363-70.
“For more than six decades, the National Defense Authorization Act has served as the legislative foundation for policymakers to steer U.S. national security priorities. I am proud that this year’s NDAA will include transformational policy reforms that will benefit our service members and their families, take on the military sexual assault crisis, and deliver results for other national security priorities of the American people.
“Thanks to the hard work of Democrats, this year’s bill invests in what makes our country strong: Our growing economy, rich diversity, technological innovation, critical alliances and partnerships, democratic values, and our service members. When we prioritize these sources of national strength, we are creating fair opportunity for local communities across our country while protecting our national security. That’s why the FY22 NDAA supports a 2.7 percent pay raise for U.S. service members, reforms the Uniform Code of Military Justice to address the sexual assault crisis in our military, contains measures to ensure our military is diverse and inclusive, and equips the Department of Defense to support the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government response to the climate crisis.
“This bill represents compromise between both parties and chambers – as a result, every single member involved has something in it they like and something that didn’t get into the bill that they wish had. This year’s procedural realities made the entire process exponentially more difficult. When we get to the end of this arduous process, we often forget the hundreds of provisions we came to agreement on and focus solely on where we could not come to agreement. Ultimately, our responsibility as a Congress to provide for the common defense supersedes these areas of disagreement, making the substance of this bill and its signature into law critical.
“As this crucial legislation now moves to the Senate, I thank my colleagues across the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for their work on this agreement and its two underlying bills. Expeditious passage of S. 1605 by the Senate and signature by President Biden will strengthen our national security by giving these critical reforms the force of law.”
The FY22 NDAA builds on previous attempts to close the pay gap by authorizing support for a 2.7 percent pay increase for our service men and women in uniform, makes historic and sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice to combat sexual assault in the military, authorizes record funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, contains measures to ensure our military is diverse and inclusive, makes key investments to address the threat of climate change and bolster energy resiliency across the Department of Defense, and takes full advantage of our diverse talent pool to meet the complex national security challenges of today and tomorrow.
For the sixty-first consecutive year, Congress will enact essential legislation to fulfill its critical constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense” by leaning forward to improve quality of life for our service members, support our workforce, and fortify our military’s technological advantage by ensuring our nation has the right tools to succeed in strategic competition with China and Russia, while also continuing to grapple with the effects of a global pandemic and a corresponding shift in our economy, a crisis of racial injustice, and a deepening climate emergency.
Read the Final Text Summary of the FY22 NDAA.
HASC, SASC Release Text of FY22 NDAA Agreement
December 7, 2021
Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the text of an agreement they have reached on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22).
“We are pleased to announce we’ve come to a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. This year’s agreement continues the Armed Services Committees’ 61-year tradition of working together to support our troops and strengthen national security. We urge Congress to pass the NDAA quickly and the President to sign it when it reaches his desk,” the members said.
The legislative text is available here:
This legislation is substantially based on two bills: (1) H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which passed the House on September 23 by a vote of 316-113; and (2) S. 2792, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 21 by a vote of 23-3.
Because enacting the NDAA in a timely manner is critical, the two bills were combined through a series of negotiations led by the leadership of the HASC and SASC. Negotiators considered proposals offered by members of both parties that were filed in the Senate. The final text of the bill promotes resilience, innovation, and the right tools for U.S. success in strategic competition, and provides vital quality of life improvements for the backbone of America’s fighting force: Our service members and their families.
Democratic-Led House Passes Annual Defense Bill for the 61st Consecutive Year
September 23, 2021
On September 23, 2021, Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, by a vote of 316-113.
“For 61 consecutive years, the House has proven that our collective commitment to U.S. national security can help us rise above partisanship. Instead of focusing on what divides us, each year we choose to pass a defense bill that fulfills Congress’ constitutional obligation to ‘provide for the common defense’ – and we do so by focusing on what we have in common as Americans.
“I am once again incredibly proud of the work of the House Armed Services Committee, despite the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NDAA represents the legislative process at its best. This year, like every year, we worked for months to identify policies where we agree, and where we don’t, and engaged in thorough, thoughtful debate on all of them. In an era where our politics is so dominated by divisiveness, it has never mattered more to show the American people that democracy still works.
“The FY22 NDAA is an excellent piece of legislation that makes transformational policy changes with direct benefits for our service members and their families. The bill makes dramatic reforms to the Uniform Code of Military Justice to address the scourge of sexual assault in our military – an issue that Congress has completely failed our service members on until now. The bill also builds on previous attempts to close the pay gap by funding a 2.7 percent pay increase for our service men and women in uniform and establishing a $15 minimum wage for covered service and construction contracts – a huge step in Democrats’ continued fight for a fair federal minimum wage that reflects the true value of labor and the dignity of work.
“Thanks to the hard work of Democrats, the bill includes provisions that continue to build a more diverse, inclusive fighting force and equips the Department of Defense with the tools necessary to combat extremism in the ranks. The FY22 NDAA also focuses on deepening and broadening our partnerships and alliances around the world with a particular eye towards the Indo-Pacific region vis-à-vis the Pacific Deterrence Initiative.
“As the legislative process continues and we head to the conference with our colleagues in the Senate, I am confident that our work will reflect the bipartisan tradition that has distinguished the Armed Services Committees for decades.”
H.R. 4350 Heads to the House Floor
September 21, 2021
On September 21, 2021, H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, headed to the House floor. A summary of H.R. 4350 can be found here.
Tracking the Floor Debate
Last updated: September 27, 2021 — 11:57am ET
The House Armed Services Committee maintained a dynamic floor tracker for amendments to the FY22 NDAA. The floor tracker is available here.
Please refresh your page for the latest available version of this tracker, and visit the Rules Committee website for the complete list of submitted amendments and their descriptions.
Full Committee Markup of H.R. 4350 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
On July 2, 2021, Representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced H.R. 4350, the “by request” version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. This procedural measure is traditionally the first step in the legislative process for the NDAA.
The legislation filed does not reflect substantive work by the Armed Services Committee. Rather, provisions contained in the bill reflect legislative proposals submitted by the Department of Defense. When the Committee meets to consider the FY22 NDAA, the content of H.R. 4350 will be struck and replaced with subcommittee and full committee proposals.
The full text of H.R. 4350 can be found here.
The Chairman's Mark
On August 30, 2021, Chairman Adam Smith released his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The House Armed Services Committee will consider the Chairman’s mark on Wednesday, September 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Subcommittee Marks as Reported for H.R. 4350
On August 25, 2021, Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released each subcommittee’s final mark as reported for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The Full Committee will consider the Chairman’s Mark on Wednesday, September 1, beginning at 10:00am ET.
Subcommittee Marks as Reported to the Full Committee:
- Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Mark
- Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations Mark
- Subcommittee on Military Personnel Mark
- Subcommittee on Readiness Mark
- Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Mark
- Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Mark
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces Mark
Markup Schedule for Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act
On June 15, 2021, Representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the full committee and subcommittee markup schedule for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.
House Armed Services Committee Subcommittees considered their contributions on the following days and times (all times listed in Eastern Time):
July 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. — Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Markup
12:00 p.m. — Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Markup
2:00 p.m. — Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Markup
3:30 p.m. — Subcommittee on Military Personnel Markup
July 29, 2021
Community Project Funding Transparency
Last updated: September 11, 2021 — 9:15am ET
The House Committee on Armed Services provided House Members the opportunity to submit Community Project Funding requests for consideration as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. Please find background information on the process and requirements for submissions here.
As part of the committee’s commitment to transparency, Members were required to post their Community Project Funding requests and certification of financial disclosure letters on their house.gov websites. In addition, the Committee on Armed Services has posted a list of all submitted requests publicly available here. The information contained in this document is as submitted to the committee by the Member and any questions about it should be directed to the Member office. Finally, this document also includes a link to the website provided by the Member office where they have publicly posted their requests.
Pursuant to clause 17(b) of House Rule XXIII, the Committee is required to make available for public inspection the following information for each Community Project Funding request included in H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, as reported by the Committee on September 10, 2021: (1) the name of the member submitting the request; (2) the name and address of the intended recipient or, if none, the intended location of the activity; (3) the purpose of the request; and (4) the signed letter of certification that the member or their spouse has no financial interest in such request. This material, as submitted to the committee, can be found here.