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  • ICYMI:House passes $839B defense bill

    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.
     
    To read a full analysis of the bill, click here
     
    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.
     
    Long Range Standoff Weapon project with $929 million to keep the new air launched cruise missiles (ALCM) program on track.
     
    The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its bill on June 16.