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Trahan Praises Completion of FY21 NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee conferee, issued the following statement after completion of the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2021 NDAA:

“Today’s agreement is evidence that the ability to work toward a bipartisan compromise is still possible in Washington. This conference report puts aside petty partisan infighting to deliver for our nation’s servicemembers and their families at a crucial moment.”

“Specifically, this package includes a number of key wins that Democratic conferees fought for, including a requirement to rename bases that glorify traitorous Confederate leaders, provisions that will overhaul how the military responds to cases of sexual assault and harassment, a mandate that troops or federal law enforcement officers deployed domestically identify who they are, and ensures that our Armed Forces are treating climate change like the crisis that we know it is.”

“I’m particularly proud that the final bill includes key provisions I introduced to reduce the alarming rate of servicemember suicide, address dangerous PFAS chemicals on military installations, and more. Passage of these bipartisan priorities will keep our troops safe and healthy.”

“I commend Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Thornberry, and my fellow conferees for their work to reach this agreement and for rejecting the last-minute attempts by the President to use this critical legislation to punish social media companies for labeling his posts as the blatant attempts to spread disinformation that they are. I look forward to casting my vote in favor of the legislation on the House floor next week.”