McCarthy Wants to Delay NDAA until New Congress to Remove ‘Wokeism’

November 17, 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), poised to be the new House speaker, told reporters he wants to delay further action on the National Defense Authorization Act until Republicans take control of the House.

“I’ve watched what the Democrats have done on many of these things, especially the NDAA – the woke-ism that they want to bring in there,” McCarthy told reporters Tuesday, as Defense News reported. “I actually believe the NDAA should hold up until the first of [the] year – and let’s get it right.”

House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Wednesday that it’s important to finish the NDAA this year.

“You are damaging the United States military every day past October 1st that you don’t get it done, and certainly more so every day past January [1st],” he said, according to Politico.

The House passed its version of the NDAA on a bipartisan basis. The Senate does not plan a floor vote on its version of the NDAA. Work is under way now on a compromise bill that can pass both chambers in December.

Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Olivia G. Ortiz

November 17, 2022

Recent News

House to Begin Consideration of Defense Spending Bill

House to Begin Consideration of Defense Spending Bill

The House Rules Committee will meet this afternoon to consider more than 400 amendments to the defense appropriations bill. The bill is expected to be considered on the floor later this week. All Democrats on the Appropriations Committee voted against the bill in...

In Our Communities

In Our Communities

Elizabeth City Celebrates Being Named 2024 Great American Defense Community City officials, business leaders and Coast Guard personnel celebrated Elizabeth City’s designation as a Great American Defense Community, highlighting the city’s partnership with the Coast...

Chollet to Become Austin’s Chief of Staff

Chollet to Become Austin’s Chief of Staff

Derek Chollet, a State Department official and former DOD employee, become chief of staff to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will next month, the Pentagon announced Monday. “He is one of the most distinguished, far-sighted, and skillful national-security practitioners...

Nomination Period Open for ADC’s Military Spouse Initiative

Nomination Period Open for ADC’s Military Spouse Initiative

ADC recently announced that nominations are open for the 2024-2025 Military Spouse Leadership Initiative. The program gives military spouses the opportunity to engage with defense leaders at the local and national levels. “Our vision is a future where spouse-leaders...

PAST STORIES