Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Congressman Carlos Gimenez Selected to Serve as Conferee for National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Giménez was selected by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to serve as a conferee to negotiate the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with the U.S. Senate. Congressman Giménez is proud to receive this prestigious assignment, which reflects his unwavering commitment to supporting our military.  Negotiators will consider the Senate and House versions of the NDAA to come to an agreement to fully fund our military through Fiscal Year 2024. 

As the Member of Congress for America’s southernmost district, which includes Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys, Congressman Giménez will prioritize preserving Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) for its original mission and prevent joint use, authorize $240 million to reduce out-of-pocket housing expenses in high-cost districts, support a 5.2% increase in pay to service members, and strengthen ties with Taiwan and other allies in the Indo-Pacific. 

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected by Speaker Kevin McCarthy as a chief negotiator for this year’s National Defense Authorization Act,” said Congressman Giménez. “As the only Member from South Florida serving on the Armed Services Committee, I am proud to work for a NDAA that fully funds our military, supports our service members, and protects our community from the growing threats posed by Communist China, Communist Cuba, the regime in Iran, and Russia.” 

Congressman Carlos A. Giménez serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, the Select Committee on China, and the Armed Services Committee. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having been forced from his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island.

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