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Washington, DC –  Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul released the following statement on the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2023 fiscal year. The legislation passed the House with broad bipartisan support.

“This year’s NDAA helps to ensure our military has the tools it needs to confront threats posed by authoritarian regimes including the CCP and Russia. I commend House Armed Services Committee Lead Republican Mike Rogers and Chairman Adam Smith for their diligent work on this important piece of bipartisan legislation.”

Rep. McCaul’s provisions included in the NDAA:

War Crimes Deterrence and Accountability Act 

“It is vital the U.S. help the people of Ukraine gather, analyze, and maintain evidence of Russian war crimes. My legislation in the NDAA will do this and put Russian troops on notice that the world is watching.”

Defense Industrial Base Amendment to the NDAA

“The invasion of Ukraine has highlighted challenges to our defense industry. Another provision of mine will help better bring American innovation into the Department of Defense procurements to address high-tech challenges like Quantum and Space.”

Cyber Diplomacy Act 

“This creates the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy at the State Department better enabling the U.S. to work with our allies and partners to stop our adversaries’ efforts to spread misinformation and commit cyber-attacks while also stemming the tide of so-called ‘cyber sovereignty.’ As the inventor of the Internet, the U.S. has a foreign policy and economic interest in working internationally to ensure that it remains open, reliable, and secure.” 

Taiwan Policy Act of 2022 

“Deterrence is key to stopping the CCP from provoking a conflict that would seriously harm U.S. national and economic security. I am pleased that legislation I introduced to help improve Taiwan’s defense capabilities immediately has been included in this year’s NDAA.”

FENTANYL Results Act 

“Our country is facing a drug epidemic. I am thankful that my legislation to facilitate global cooperation against synthetic drug trafficking was also in the final bill.”