WASHINTON, DC–The $839 billion National Defense Authorization Act was approved last Thursday in a 329-101 vote.
The bill is $37 billion more than the administration sought in military spending.
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Briefly, for military installations in Louisiana, the NDAA 2023 currently provides:
Barksdale Air Force Base with $125 million for construction of a Weapons Generation Facility (WGF). The funds build upon the $40 million secured last year for this project.
Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Center with
- $61 million for construction of a new Joint Operations Center (JOC). This $61 million investment builds upon the $55 million secured last year for the project.
- $32 million for construction of a new Child Development Center (CDC).
Air Force B-52 program with $690 million to continue support of the aircraft and give it the capabilities it needs to maintain an edge over our adversaries.
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its bill on June 16.