MIL-OSI USA: Luttrell Applauds House Passage of FY25 NDAA

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Morgan Luttrell (R-TX)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Luttrell (R-TX), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today voted in favor of H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). The legislation passed out of the House 217-199.

“As a Navy combat veteran, I know how important it is to have a well-equipped military that can meet any adversary in any space with lethality and readiness. I’m proud to have helped craft the FY25 NDAA that will provide our warfighters with cutting-edge capabilities, deter our foreign adversaries, and invest in the quality of life of our service members,” said Congressman Luttrell. “This legislation exemplifies our commitment to fostering a robust and secure defense infrastructure, ensuring the United States remains prepared to face current and future threats.”

The FY25 NDAA includes critical provisions that align with Congressman Luttrell’s mission to recognize cyberspace as a critical warfighting domain, boost hypersonic research and development, and support service members and veterans, such as: 

  • A requirement for an independent study on the establishment of a Cyber Force
  • Several provisions to support continued funding for hypersonic RDT&E
  • A briefing on the implications of Mexican cartels for U.S. national security
  • Support for various programs that are manufactured in Texas 
  • A briefing from DoD’s Chief Digital and AI Officers on efforts to support Replicator
  • A provision encouraging the Secretary of Defense to accelerate efforts to secure the Department of Defense’s (DoD) electronics supply chain from China
  • Multiple measures addressing the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • A $20 million increase in funding for counter-narcotics support across the DoD
  • A $80 million funding increase for cooperation with Israel
  • Provisions to prevent veteran suicide
  • Improvement to access to and quality of the DoD’s structured and unstructured data

The FY25 NDAA also: 

  • Provides junior enlisted servicemembers with a 19.5% pay raise
  • Provides funding to build new & to improve existing housing
  • Increases access to childcare and additional support to military spouses
  • Fully funds the modernization of our nuclear deterrent
  • Protects U.S. military bases, the defense supply chain, and academic research from Chinese espionage
  • Ends divisive policies that have hurt recruiting, unit cohesion, and military readiness
  • Revitalizes the defense industrial base
  • Strengthens our security partnerships with Taiwan and Pacific allies
  • Authorizes $782.7 million for 15 military construction projects in Texas