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With Honor Action Praises House Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed on July 14, 2022 the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act by a bipartisan vote of ​​329-101.

CHARLOTTE, NC – With Honor Action praises the bipartisan passage of the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The NDAA passed by a bipartisan vote of 329-101.

With Honor Action also congratulates members of the For Country Caucus, a bipartisan group of veterans in Congress that With Honor Action proudly works alongside, on their legislative achievements included in this year’s House version of the yearly defense bill. These provisions span three of With Honor Action’s top legislative priorities: national security, national service, and veterans affairs.

“The NDAA process is the gold standard of bipartisan legislative work. This year was no exception,” said Rye Barcott, CEO and Co-Founder of With Honor Action. “The work of the For Country Caucus will undoubtedly improve the lives of our service members, military families, and our veterans. But it will also ensure the strength and resilience of this nation by improving integration of artificial intelligence and biotechnology into our national security apparatus, boosting our federal digital workforce, and securing our critical infrastructure.”

A number of For Country Caucus members serve as members of the House Armed Services Committee, which leads the NDAA process, including: Representatives Don Bacon, Jack Bergman, Anthony Brown, Salud Carbajal, Jason Crow, Scott Franklin, Mike Gallagher, Jared Golden, Chrissy Houlahan, Kai Kahele, Elaine Luria, Seth Moulton, Jimmy Panetta, Mikie Sherrill, and Mike Waltz. 

Below, find a detailed list of these twenty-three particular, substantive bipartisan provisions:

Investing in the Future of Defense
  1. National Digital Reserve Corps 
  2. Pilot Program on Cybersecurity Training for Veterans and Military Spouses 
  3. U.S. Digital Service Academy
  4. CISA Leadership Act 
  5. Space National Guard Establishment Act 
  6. DHS Roles & Responsibilities in Cyberspace 
  7. Establishment of Critical Technology Security Centers 
  8. Support for Research and Development of Bioindustrial Manufacturing Processes 
  9. Designation of Systemically Important Critical Infrastructure
  10. Sense of Congress on Taiwan Defense Relations
Supporting Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
  1. Onward to Opportunity Act
  2. The Post-Widows Tax Repeal SBP Open Enrollment for Service-Disabled Veterans Act 
  3. Exclusion of Basic Allowance for Housing income from Basic Needs Allowance 
  4. Military Housing Transparency and Accountability Act 
  5. VA Same Day Scheduling Act 
  6. U.S. Israel Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Collaborative Research Act 
  7. Supporting Education Recognition for Veterans during Emergencies (SERVE) Act
  8. Get Rewarding Outdoor Work (GROW) Act 
  9. Study on Incidence and Mortality of Cancer Among Former Aircrew
  10. Report on Adverse Childhood Events in Servicemembers
Encouraging National Service and Civic Engagement
  1. Expanding opportunities for Junior Reserve Officer Training Program participation
Honoring our Wartime Promises to Afghan Allies
  1. Extension and Modification of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program
  2. Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program to Include Combat Wounded Afghan Allies 
You can read more about these provisions here.