Apr 19, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON- Led by Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Ranking Member Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee for Readiness (RDY) released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today.  The Subcommittee will meet at 9:30 AM on Thursday, April 21st, in Rayburn 2212.  The markup will be webcast on the Committee’s YouTube page. The RDY mark is available here: Subcommittee Mark.
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.

Specifically, this year's proposal:
-    Provides for increased military construction above the President’s Budget request.
-    Does not provide for an additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
-    Provides the Department of Defense with flexibility for hiring civilians to fill critical manpower capability gaps.
-    Directs several assessments of the military departments’ plans to rebuild readiness, enhance exercises, and modernize training requirements.
-    Provides additional flexibility to support investments in DOD laboratory and test & evaluation facilities and infrastructure, as well clarifying the authorities for converting and re-purposing older facilities.