Jul 27 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis supported Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024, which included multiple provisions to improve the lives of servicemembers and military families. The bipartisan legislation also includes the authorization of $398.8 million for North Carolina military installations. 

“As the United States continues to face growing threats from Russia and China, this bipartisan legislation is a win for North Carolina servicemembers and their families,” said Senator Tillis. “I’m proud this NDAA also includes hundreds of millions of dollars for North Carolina’s military installations, in addition to the more than $3 billion in funding I’ve helped secured since I was elected. I look forward to continue working with Senator Budd and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support our brave men and women in uniform.”

The FY2024 NDAA:

  • Provides for a 5.2 percent pay raise for both military servicemembers and the DOD civilian workforce, and helps lower housing, healthcare, and childcare costs for military families.
  • Supports requested funding for the procurement of naval vessels, combat aircraft, armored vehicles, weapon systems, and munitions.
  • Authorizes the full budget request for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) and the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI).
  • Establishes the Indo-Pacific Campaigning Initiative to facilitate increased U.S. military exercises, freedom of navigation operations, and partner engagements in the region.
  • Establishes a comprehensive training, advising, and institutional capacity-building program for the military forces of Taiwan.
  • Supports the development of the security partnership among Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States, known as AUKUS.
  • Fully funds and extends the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) through fiscal year 2027.
  • Streamlines the acquisition of defense stocks related to Ukraine and authorizes additional munitions for multiyear procurement contracts.
  • Authorizes improvements to the quality and oversight of military enlisted barracks, including the replacement of substandard barracks.
  • Authorizes increased funding for the military services' recruiting and advertising activities.
  • Authorizes significant funding for game-changing technologies like microelectronics, hypersonic weapons, and unmanned aircraft systems.
  • Enhances deterrence by recapitalizing and modernizing the U.S. nuclear triad; ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, delivery systems, and infrastructure; increasing capacity in theater and homeland missile defense; and strengthening nonproliferation programs.
  • Provides predictability and stability for the nation’s supply chain and industrial base workforce to move forward with critical programs and acquisitions.