Subcommittee on Military Personnel Mark Summary for H.R. 2670 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024

Jun 12, 2023
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Led by Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) and Ranking Member Andy Kim (D-NJ), the Subcommittee on Military Personnel today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in Rayburn 2212. The markup will be live streamed on the committee’s website. The Subcommittee's mark is available here
Servicemember Pay and Benefits

  • Supports an increase in military basic pay by 5.2% for servicemembers.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to pay junior enlisted members a monthly bonus as economic conditions dictate.
  • Removes the Basic Allowance for Housing from the calculation of Basic Needs Allowance eligibility.

Health Care

  • To address the growing behavioral health demands across the Military Health System, the bill includes several provisions that would:
    • Review timelines for provider credentialing and payment processing.
    • Explore innovative treatments for clinical depression.
    • Increase awareness across DOD to the new 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • Requires DOD to study the incidences of cancer among Air Force missileers at Malmstrom, Warrant, and Minot Air Force Bases.

DoD Organizational Reform

  • Establishes a Space National Guard limited to those states and territories with Air National Guard units currently performing the space mission.
  • Establishes a single military personnel management system for the United States Space Force.

Education, Training, and Other Personnel Policy

  • Prohibits the establishment or maintenance of a unit of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at an educational institution owned, operated, or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Requires an extensive report evaluating the current TAP program.