Yesterday, U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) joined bicameral, bipartisan lawmakers in signing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) Conference Report, following successful efforts to negotiate differences in Senate and House versions of the legislation.
"Supporting our national defense remains one of Congress's most important jobs--and getting the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law is fundamental to protect our country and servicemembers. I am honored to have served as a conferee and am proud of our bipartisan work to negotiate remaining differences in the NDAA Conference Report. It's crucial Congress swiftly passes this legislation and President Trump signs it so military installations in New Mexico and across the world have the resources needed to carry out missions," said Torres Small, member of the House Armed Service Committee.
On November 19, 2020 Torres Small was named as a FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act conferee following a nomination from the House Homeland Security Committee to the conference committee. Additional information on Torres Small's measures, from improving the military's drought plans to investing in the next generation of weapons testing, can be found here.