Crawford votes in Support of Defense Funding

Jul 15, 2022
Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov)

Crawford votes in Support of Defense Funding

7/14/2022

Washington  Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) voted today in support of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would authorize spending for the Department of Defense (DOD) for the 2023 fiscal year.  

“To keep our military the strongest in the world we must ensure they have the proper resources,” Rep. Crawford said. “This legislation invests in programs vital to our national defense, while pushing against woke policies that distract from the mission of our military – to keep us safe.”

In addition to the military funding, the bill also authorizes a series of policy priorities and reforms within the DOD.

The FY 23 NDAA includes the following:

  • Requires the DOD Inspector General to regularly carry out comprehensive reviews and audits of all assistance provided to Ukraine.
  • A 4.6% pay increase for all service members and a 2.4% pay bonus for all enlisted personnel.
  • Fully funds the National Guard’s operation and maintenance account that would support a border deployment.
  • Ensures those discharged from the military for refusing the COVID vaccine receive an honorable discharge and full veteran benefits.
  • Reverses dangerous cuts to our defense operations and weaponry.

“Providing for our veterans and keeping Americans safe should never be a partisan issue and that starts with passing this critical piece of legislation in a timely manner,” Rep. Crawford added.

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