WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and Chair of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee – was appointed to serve on the joint conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The conference committee is charged with producing a bicameral compromise on the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) defense policy bill.
“We live in an uncertain world with persistent, credible threats to our nation and our democracy, so it’s more important than ever that we support our men and women in uniform and ensure the readiness and modernization of our nation’s armed forces while spending our valuable resources wisely,” said Congressman Norcross. “I thank Speaker Pelosi for entrusting me with this important role to help ensure our defense policy enhances our country’s security, benefits our servicemembers and strengthens our bases. New Jersey and the Delaware Valley are home to a number of defense facilities and industries that provide high-tech jobs and play an important role in the security of the United States. On the joint committee, I will be working to support our missions at these facilities and working to develop strong, smart national security policy.”
Norcross led efforts to ensure the KC-10 aircraft refueling tanker fleet is not retired prematurely, so the service men and women at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst can continue carrying out their critical missions as planned, while preparing for delivery of the new KC-46s.
Norcross added: “As we work with our Senate counterparts, I am confident that we will build upon the good work spearheaded by HASC Chairman Adam Smith. By the end of the process, I look forward to a final product that keeps our military fully equipped, meets mission requirements and deters potential adversaries, while ensuring the Department of Defense’s programs are fiscally responsible.”