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Carter appointed to NDAA conference committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) today appointed Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) to the conference committee on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets the military’s fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding levels and provides for national security and military priorities.

The bipartisan, bicameral conference committee will meet to improve and work towards a version of the FY24 NDAA that strengthens our national defense and enhances quality of life for service members and their families.

“I am humbled and excited to work on this important piece of legislation. It’s vital that our military have the resources it needs to combat China, strengthen strategic deterrence, improve military bases, and give our world-class service members the resources they and their families deserve. As a conferee, I will fight for Georgia’s First Congressional district’s robust military and veteran community,”
said Rep. Carter.

“The men and women who serve in uniform make sacrifices for our nation every day, and they deserve advocates in Congress who understand the importance of supporting our military. I’m proud to have such qualified leaders representing the House on the NDAA Conference Committee. This important committee is charged with ensuring our Department of Defense is focused on keeping America safe, cutting wasteful spending, combatting woke policies, and defending against our adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party,”
said House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

"I'm grateful for Congressman Buddy Carter for leading on the NDAA Conference Committee. He's a strong voice and advocate for our priorities on the Energy and Commerce Committee to keep Americans safe, enhance our national security, and improve the lives of those we serve,"
said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

Rep. Carter’s First District priorities for the NDAA include:

  • Fully funding the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center;
  • Designating the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA as the United States’ official Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force;
  • Giving military service members the largest pay raise in two decades; and,
  • Holding the Secretary of Defense accountable for his role in removing service members' access to their local pharmacist.

Read the full text of the FY24 NDAA, as passed by the House of Representatives,

 Read a summary of House Republicans’ NDAA priorities here.