FP4A Statement on House Passage of FY2023 NDAA

July 15, 2022

FP4A Statement on House Passage of FY2023 NDAA

Washington, DC – Today Foreign Policy for America Statement released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 7900, the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“While we are disappointed that efforts to bring topline spending levels back in line with the President’s Budget Request did not succeed, we were pleased that several key amendments to strengthen American diplomacy and respond to the international challenge of climate change were included in this year’s bill,” said Ben Weingrod, Senior Director for Policy at Foreign Policy for America. “That said, it remains troubling that Congress continues to advance diplomatic policy through the National Defense Authorization Act rather than through legislation focused on the Department of State. We strongly urge Congress to pass another State Department Authorization Act this year.”

Key diplomacy focused amendments attached to the FY2023 NDAA include:

 Multiple amendments also addressed the growing need to address climate change globally, including: