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Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Rep. Joyce applauds inclusion of NDAA amendment reducing depending on Chinese resources

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U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) is commending the House of Representatives’ passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and his amendment regarding Chinese product and resource dependency.

The amendment eliminates the domestic Armed Forces’ dependence on Chinese-made products and resources essential to national security.

“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,” Joyce said. “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.”

The Fiscal Year 2023 NDAA makes deploys investments reversing proposed national security cuts; provides a 4.6 percent pay increase while expanding benefits for military spouses and families; and includes Joyce’s Military Family Violence Prevention Act requiring the U.S. Department of Defense to bolster efforts preventing and responding to domestic violence and child abuse among military families.