National Defense Authorization Act
The National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2647) provides $636.3 billion in defense spending. The bill continues to put troops first, preparing them for whatever emergencies may arise, providing them with first class weapons and equipment, and ensuring that they and their families are well taken care of. The bill makes critical investments in the health, well-being and readiness of our forces, and addresses issues raised by troops, their families and Department of Defense officials in testimony before the Congress, and discovered through visits to military bases across the United States and overseas. At the same time, the bill makes a commitment to fiscal responsibility and begins to reign in the use of contractors and provides resources to reduce the department’s reliance on contractors.