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Statement on House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (H.R. 2670).

In response to its passage, Demand Progress Policy Advisor Hajar Hammado issued the following statement:

“We are dismayed by the deeply flawed NDAA amendment process this year, which has deprived Congress of the opportunity to deliberate and vote on measures such as Syria and Yemen war powers and repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. We are also disappointed to see an amendment preventing the transfer of cluster bombs to Ukraine failed to pass the House.

“Republicans blocked the consideration of numerous sensible, uncontroversial, and often bipartisan NDAA amendments, all while exploiting this process to advance harmful amendments that undermine the civil rights and civil liberties of every individual.

“With attention now turning to the Senate, we hope that the Senate advances NDAA amendments that invest in service members and their families, prioritize peaceful resolution of conflicts, and uphold human rights and justice.”