What’s in the House’s Draft NDAA

May 15, 2024

The House Armed Services Committee released its draft fiscal year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act this week.

Among many other provisions, the draft bill:

  • Sticks to the $883.7 billion topline budget figure established in last year’s budget deal
  • Requires a DOD briefing about how the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation administers the Defense Community Infrastructure Program and other installation resilience initiatives
  • Clarifies that not-for-profit, member-owned utility services are eligible for DCIP funding
  • Provides about a 20% pay raise for troops ranked E-4 and below and about a 13% raise for E-5s in an effort to bring all junior enlisted pay to at least $30,000 per year

The committee set a May 22 hearing to mark up the legislation.

Air National Guard photo by Airman Cynthia Yang

May 15, 2024

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