Washington, DC—U.S. Representative John Rose (TN-06) voted ‘Yes’ on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House 219-210. The NDAA is Congress’s annual Defense Department authorizing legislation and this year includes authorizations for $886 billion for national defense programs, a 5.2% pay increase for servicemembers, and numerous provisions to counter China’s aggression and halt woke social and diversity initiatives at the Department of Defense.
The bill includes three of Rep. Rose’s amendments that passed unanimously by voice vote. Rep. Rose’s amendments 1) prohibit the Department of Defense’s Office of Strategic Capital from investing or facilitating investments in Chinese-owned firms, 2) adds a sense of Congress that the MQ-9 Reaper should be utilized to the greatest extent possible in the area of operations of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, and 3) adds that it is the sense of Congress that the Indo-Pacific is a joint theater of operations that requires joint coordination among all service branches in order to meet the challenges of the region.
U.S. Rep. John Rose released the following statement:
“The House-passed NDAA restores the main objective of our fighting forces to combat our enemies and deters our adversaries as opposed to President Biden and Congressional Democrat’s desire to make our military the wokest military on the planet,” said Rep. Rose. “I am glad that my commonsense amendments were included in the final passage of the bill. I look forward to ensuring this legislation, once considered and passed in the Senate and in the conference committee, does everything it possibly can to protect America’s national security, boost the morale of our troops, and safeguards Americans’ tax dollars from waste and abuse at the Pentagon.”
U.S. Representative John Rose is currently serving his third term representing Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their two sons, Guy and Sam. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, and White counties as well as portions of Davidson, Scott, Warren, and Wilson counties. Representative Rose is an eighth-generation farmer, small business owner, and attorney, and currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee and House Agriculture Committee.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://johnrose.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-rose-votes-yes-ndaa-includes-three-rose-amendments