Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to move the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 out of committee and to the Senate floor for consideration. The committee voted 23-3 to report the bill, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
"Each year I am proud to play a role in crafting this legislation, and I'm pleased to have voted today to move FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act out of committee," Chambliss said. "It is now the full Senate's duty to take action to sustain the quality of life for our service members and their families, restore operational readiness, and provide our warfighters with the resources, training, and equipment they need. With every branch of the armed forces represented in Georgia, this bill will provide the foundation for them to complete their missions. I take seriously my responsibility to provide congressional oversight of our national security programs, and look forward to perfecting this legislation as it moves to the Senate floor."