Duckworth Provisions Make NDAA Bill
Prior to impeachment hearings, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act on Tuesday 86-8. Several of the provisions within the act were priorities sponsored by Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth. Duckworth’s main priorities were preventing low-income service members from going hungry, making it easier for Illinois’s small businesses to secure Department of Defense contracts, make the federal contracting process more efficient and further secure the Rock Island, Illinois Arsenal’s future.
Duckworth also secured updates to military housing to prevent lead poisoning in water used on bases and off-base housing; secure U.S. citizenship for non-citizen service members and veterans, and provide skills training and apprenticeship to the National Laboratories and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The act now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature.
By: Benjamin Cox
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