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The FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Advances in the House

This week, the House debated the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with members filing more than 1,000 proposed amendments. The legislation (H.R. 8070) advanced, 57-1, out of Committee on May 22nd. It would authorize $895 billion in spending in accordance with statutory budget caps set by Congress last year. Filed amendments would shore up support for Israel; bar the use of authorized funds to build, maintain or repair the pier being used to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza; and would prohibit TRICARE from covering gender-affirming care. The NDAA authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and often serves as a legislative vehicle for the procurement of military construction.