WASHINGTON - Led by Chairman Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Ranking Member Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee for Readiness (RDY) released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. The Subcommittee will meet at 9:00 AM on Thursday, June 22nd, in Rayburn 2212. The markup will be live streamed on the Committee’s website. The Subcommittee's mark is available here.
The Readiness Subcommittee ensures that America’s warfighters and the equipment they train with are ready, well-supported and maintained, and prepared for combat operations. It makes careful investments to improve readiness and reduce risk.
The Readiness Subcommittee's proposal:
- Recommends to the Chairman fully funding flying hours, underway operations, and training exercises to rebuild readiness for ships, aircraft squadrons, and ground combat units;
- Does not provide for an additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round;
- Directs several assessments of the military departments’ plans to rebuild readiness, enhance exercises, and modernize training requirements;
- Recommends to the Chairman funding 19 Combat Training Center rotations across the Army--15 Active and 4 Army National Guard;
- Recommends to the Chairman providing $10.2 billion for military construction, family housing, and implementation of legacy Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) recommendations, a $2.3 billion increase over fiscal year 2017 levels, and begins to reverse years of underfunding in facility restoration and modernization accounts;
- Provides the Department of Defense with more responsive facility construction, repair, and real estate authorities, ensuring the services have the flexibility they need to provide modern, efficient, and properly configured facilities to meet 21st century training and operational requirements;
- Supports the Marine Corps Ground Equipment Depot Maintenance reset program;
- Requires the Navy to report to Congress on its comprehensive plan to address shortfalls in the public shipyard enterprise.