Joyce Successfully Amends Defense Bill to Reduce U.S. Military Dependence on Chinese Materials

NDAA also includes Joyce’s Military Family Violence Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which authorizes funding for members of our military and their families and helps to keep America safe. The legislation, which Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) voted for, included his amendment to eliminate the Armed Forces’ dependence on Chinese-made products and resources vital to our national security. It passed the House by a vote of 329-101. 

“Not only does this bipartisan bill provide for the defense of this great nation, but it fulfills our responsibility to reduce the military’s dependence on foreign sources for crucial materials,” said Joyce. “I worked hard to ensure this legislation included my amendment to protect our Armed Forces from being compromised by our excessive dependence on China and was proud to support it. I look forward to seeing it signed into law so that we can improve the quality of life for our servicemembers and their families, and ensure our military is properly resourced and equipped to defend our nation and our allies.”

Importantly, the FY23 NDAA also:

  • makes important investments to reverse President Biden’s proposed cuts to our national security;
  • provides a 4.6% pay raise and expands benefits for military spouses and families, and includes other benefit increases to offset inflation;
  • includes Joyce’s Military Family Violence Prevention Act which requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve efforts to prevent and respond to domestic violence and child abuse among military families;
  • invests in emerging technologies, such as AI, quantum computing, hypersonic weapons, and autonomous systems, to counter China and Russia’s rapid military modernization;
  • counteracts the damaging impacts record inflation is having on military readiness;
  • declares the border crisis a national security issue;
  • enhances Congressional oversight of DoD; and
  • saves the taxpayer over $6 billion by divesting hundreds of older and less capable ships, aircraft, and other legacy systems.

###

Recent Posts


Feb 12, 2024
Press

Joyce, Rouzer, Pallone, Sykes Introduce Bill to Preserve America’s Beaches

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH-14), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06), and Emilia Sykes (D-OH-13) reintroduced the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act. The funding provided through this bill helps state and local governments test, monitor, and identify contamination in recreational waters, such as the Great Lakes.  “Every year, Ohio families and tourists […]



Feb 7, 2024
Immigration

Congressman Joyce Releases Statement on Vote to Impeach Secretary Mayorkas

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) released the following statement on his vote to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  “In February 2021, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution and pledged to faithfully discharge the duties of his office. The Secretary of Homeland Security has the […]



Feb 6, 2024
Press

Joyce Conservation Bill Passes the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce’s (OH-14) bill, H.R. 5009, the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Reauthorization (WILD) Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, which enables wildlife and habitat conservation in all 50 states and territories, and the Multinational Species Conservation Fund, which […]