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With Honor Action Advocates for Bipartisan Priorities to be Included in 2021 Defense Bill in Letter to Congress

Priorities include Strengthening COVID-19 Response, Improving Quality of Life for Servicemembers and their Families, Expanding STEM and Civic Education, Countering Foreign Adversaries at Home and Abroad, and Strengthening America’s Cybersecurity

CHARLOTTE, NC – With Honor Action – a cross-partisan movement dedicated to promoting and advancing principled veteran leadership in order to reduce polarization – sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees stressing the need for bipartisan cooperation and highlighting 23 specific provisions in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“Since 1961, the NDAA has served as a model of bicameral and bipartisan lawmaking,” said Rye Barcott, With Honor Action CEO and Co-Founder. “We urge Congress to continue this tradition by quickly passing a bipartisan defense bill that includes the 23 provisions outlined in our letter so that America’s servicemembers have the resources they need to continue protecting our great nation.”

In the letter, With Honor Action emphasized the historical and practical importance of Congress’ bipartisan cooperation in providing our military with the means to serve and protect our nation. The 23 provisions outlined in the letter will enhance civic education, strengthen our national security, and better the lives of those who serve and the ones they love.

The letter was sent to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe and Ranking Member Jack Reed, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry.

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With Honor Action is a cross-partisan movement focused on supporting military veterans who want to work across the aisle and put principles before politics while serving again in Congress. With Honor Action’s advisory board includes post-9/11 veterans and Gold Star family members — Chris Howard, Ryan Manion, and Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg — as well as prominent American leaders such as Secretary George Shultz, Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, Michèle Flournoy, and David Gergen. With Honor Action is a 501(c)(4), which serves as the organization’s policy and social-welfare arm. With Honor has an affiliated federally registered “super PAC” called With Honor Fund.