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National Defense Authorization Act: Five Things You Should Know


National Defense Authorization Act: Five Things You Should Know

Lindsay Koshgarian

Today – all day and quite possibly into the night -- the House Armed Services Committee is marking up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). But what is the NDAA, and why should we care?

Here are five things you should know:


Mac Thornberry, Texas, Chairman
Walter B. Jones, North Carolina
Randy Forbes, Virginia
Jeff Miller, Florida
Joe Wilson, South Carolina
Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rob Bishop of Utah
Mike Turner, Ohio
John Kline, Minnesota
Mike Rogers, Alabama
Trent Franks, Arizona
Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania
Mike Conaway, Texas
Doug Lamborn, Colorado
Rob Wittman, Virginia
Duncan D. Hunter, California
John C. Fleming, Louisiana
Mike Coffman, Colorado
Scott Rigell, Virginia
Chris Gibson, New York
Vicky Hartzler, Missouri
Joe Heck, Nevada
Austin Scott, Georgia
Steven Palazzo, Mississippi
Martha Roby, Alabama
Mo Brooks, Alabama
Rich Nugent, Florida
Paul Cook, California
Jim Bridenstine, Oklahoma
Brad Wenstrup, Ohio
Jackie Walorski, Indiana
Bradley Byrne, Alabama
Sam Graves, Missouri
Ryan Zinke, Montana
Elise Stefanik, New York
Martha McSally, Arizona
Steve Knight, California
Tom MacArthur, New Jersey
Adam Smith, Washington. Ranking Member
Loretta Sanchez, California
Bob Brady, Pennsylvania
Susan A. Davis, California
James R. Langevin, Rhode Island
Rick Larsen, Washington
Jim Cooper, Tennessee
Madeleine Bordallo, Guam
Joe Courtney, Connecticut
David Loebsack, Iowa
Niki Tsongas, Massachusetts
John Garamendi, California
Hank Johnson, Georgia
Jackie Speier, California
André Carson, Indiana
Derek Kilmer, Washington
Joaquín Castro, Texas
Tammy Duckworth, Illinois
Scott Peters, California
Marc Veasey, Texas
Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii
Tim Walz, Minnesota
Beto O’Rourke, Texas
Donald Norcross, New Jersey
Ruben Gallego, Arizona
Mark Takai, Hawaii
Gwen Graham, Florida
Brad Ashford, Nebraska
Seth Moulton, Massachusetts
Pete Aguilar, California

This is a list of the RATS on the House Armed Services Committee just thought you’d like to know!


I suspect the rats are getting some sort of kickback from contractors in one form or another , of course they would hate to lose the jobs provided manufacturing these hi tec high cost pieces of weaponry , and as army brat sez nothing has changed, since when i was in the air force in late 60s early 70s when time to supplement the bench stock came around lots of items disappeared mysteriously in order to be able to requisition it again the following fiscal year. A use it or lose it system. I say lose it