Skip to Content
Alabama State Outline

Press Releases

Rogers Applauds House Passage of FY23 NDAA

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the House passage of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.


“The U.S. Constitution tasked Congress with our nation’s most important responsibility – to provide for our national defense – the National Defense Authorization Act is a vital part of this responsibility.


“This year’s NDAA makes critical investments in our military to maintain overmatch with China – from boosting deterrence to securing our supply chain this legislation demonstrates strength in the face of China’s threats. I am also proud that this year’s NDAA supports our servicemembers by repealing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate as well as providing a boost in servicemember pay and allowances to counteract the effects of Biden’s inflation.


“This year’s NDAA also continues to bolster the crucial role that Alabama plays in our national defense by reversing President Biden’s dangerous cuts to our missile defense, supporting the work done at the Anniston Army Depot and expanding and modernizing our shipbuilding, among other initiatives.


“I’m proud of the many provisions in this legislation that will fortify our national security and keep our nation safe.”


FY23 NDAA provisions that support Alabama’s defense industrial base are below:

  • Community Funded Project for Anniston Army Depot DLA Warehouse.
  • Community Funded Project for Auburn University Battery Research Program.
  • Increase in authorized funds for AMPV procurement.
  • Increased in authorized funds for Stryker Upgrades.
  • Includes historic levels of investment to accelerate depot and shipyard maintenance projects and expedite facility improvements across all services.
  • Reverses President Biden’s dangerous cuts to the procurement of new aircraft, combat vehicles, autonomous systems, missiles, and ammunition.
  • Authorizes $15.5 billion for military construction and military family housing projects throughout the United States and around the world.
  • Includes $1.03 billion to support expansion and modernization of the shipyard industrial base.
  • Improves the test and evaluation enterprise to expedite the fielding of advanced capabilities.
  • Establishes a National Hypersonic Initiative, to accelerate the development of hypersonic missiles and catch-up to Chinese and Russian programs.
  • Reverses President Biden’s cuts to missile defense.
  • Extension of a DoDEA pilot program at Maxwell AFB.
  • Vehicle Inspection Station Community Funded Project for Maxwell AFB.
  • Community Funded Project for Montgomery Regional Airport Base F-35 Load Crew Training Facility.



Back to top