WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, today voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The bill passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 89-10, and now heads to the president’s desk.
This annual legislation, which contains a number of provisions authored by Fischer, authorizes defense spending and sets the policy and priorities for our military. Overall, the bill authorizes a total of $777.9 billion for national defense.
“For the 61st year in a row, Congress was able to come together in a bipartisan way to ensure our military has sufficient resources to continue defending the nation. The FY2022 NDAA includes critical provisions to support a pay raise for our troops, bolster Nebraska military assets, and modernize our nuclear deterrent. The legislation reflects broad agreement that the country must be prepared to address the many growing national security challenges we face,” said Senator Fischer.