US Representative Young Kim (CA-39) supports the armed forces with a “yes” vote on the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2023. Her vote marks her continued support of our troops and introduces an amendment of her own in support of Indo-Pacific allies.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2023 was brought up for a vote in the House, on July 14, 2022. The bill, a product of the House Armed Services Committee, authorizes Department of Defense activities for Fiscal Year 2023.
Rep. Young Kim (CA-39) joined the bipartisan support for the bill by voting to provide training, support and equipment including destroyers and aircraft to the armed services in the coming year.
“Ensuring our military is trained, equipped and prepared for current and future challenges is more important than ever as we see cyber threats increase and the Chinese Communist Party outpace us in emerging technologies and weapon systems. We must provide for our brave men and women in uniform and their families,” Kim stated.
All branches of the Armed Forces will benefit from the NDAA through benefits for spouses and families and a 2.4 increase in pay for service members; restoring adequate budgets for construction and housing projects; providing for increased safety of ships, combat vehicles, aircraft and military facilities and funding for the most recent and advanced technologies of warfare.
Young Kim also introduced to the bill her own bipartisan amendment to require reporting on delayed shipments of defense equipment to the Indo-Pacific region in support of Taiwan and America’s allies in the region. Kim’s Arms Exports Delivery Solutions Act (H.R. 8259) was realized with the passage of the NDAA.
“I’m glad we could come together in a bipartisan way to pass the NDAA to show our appreciation for our troops who keep us safe, enhance Congressional oversight of the Department of Defense, take the steps necessary to ensure our fighters prevail on future battlefields and support our allies. Whether on land, in the air, at sea, in cyberspace or outer space, the United States military will remain a beacon of strength.” Kim said.
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