Orange County’s Republican Rep. Young Kim voted yes to give U.S. troops the necessary training and equipment to adequately deal with global threats. Her support for the 2023 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act was part of the bipartisan yes vote from the House of Representatives.
“Ensuring our military is trained, equipped, and prepared for current and future challenge is more important than ever,” Kim tweeted. “I voted yes on the NDAA. Whether on land, in the air, at sea, in cyberspace or outer space, our military will remain a beacon of strength.”
Kim’s Arms Exports Delivery Solutions Act was included in the NDAA. This bill is designed to help Taiwan and other Indo-Pacific allies by mandating reporting on shipments that are behind schedule.
“Ensuring our military is trained, equipped and prepared for current and future challenges is more important than ever as we see cyber threats increase and the Chinese Communist Party outpace us in emerging technologies and weapon systems. We must provide for our brave men and women in uniform and their families,” said Kim. “I’m glad we could come together in a bipartisan way to pass the NDAA to show our appreciation for our troops who keep us safe, enhance Congressional oversight of the Department of Defense, take the steps necessary to ensure our fighters prevail on future battlefields and support our allies. Whether on land, in the air, at sea, in cyberspace or outer space, the United States military will remain a beacon of strength.”
The NDAA would increase enlisted member pay by 2.4% to counter rampant inflation. It would also reverse cuts in military construction and housing projects while expanding training opportunities for service members. The bill claims it will save taxpayers more than $6 billion in total.
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