Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) -- which includes Kaine's EMBRACE Act, legislation to protect our nation's military installations and environment from the effects of climate change. The NDAA also contains numerous provisions Kaine championed to support Virginia's defense community, shipbuilding industry, and victims of sexual assault:
"I applaud the President for signing the national defense bill, an annual bipartisan effort to provide our Armed Forces with the resources necessary to defend our nation," said Senator Kaine. "As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I was proud to successfully push for the inclusion of many Virginia priorities in the bill, including my EMBRACE Act. This important legislation will improve climate resiliency at the numerous Virginia military facilities at risk of flooding and protect vital ecosystems like the Chesapeake Bay."