Fact Sheet - Highlights of the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
Armed Services Committee Fact Sheet: Highlights of the NDAA H.R. 4435 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 is the key mechanism to provide necessary authorities and funding for America’s Military. This is the fifty-third consecutive NDAA. The bill meets the Committee’s goal of providing for the common defense in an era of declining resources; though Members recognize that meeting this goal is becoming increasingly difficult as funding becomes increasingly scarce. As always, the Chairman McKeon balances the dual stewardship of the taxpayer dollar and vital national security requirements. To that end, the NDAA balances the force with constrained resources; supports and protects our war fighters and their families; enforces both responsible policy as well as accountability for an enduring mission in Afghanistan, begins the process of reforming Department of Defense institutions and processes; and assures that America’s Armed Forces maintain the vital global presence that allows them to face current threats and prepare for new ones. The House Armed Services Committee approved the NDAA on Thursday, May 8th, by a vote of 61-0.