Washington – House Republican Conference Chair and Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the below statement emphasizing the importance of ensuring that the NDAA becomes law:

“Without timely passage of the FY2021 NDAA, thousands of military families will be forced to lose their hazardous duty pay during the holidays. Given the sacrifices they and their families make for the cause of freedom, our troops should never have their livelihoods threatened by political battles in Washington, D.C. In addition to hurting our troops, failing to pass the NDAA will have dire consequences for our national security. This bill will help protect our nation against cyberattacks like the massive cyber operation recently launched against our government by Russia. It also contains some of the strongest measures in years to counter the Chinese Communist Party, which is responsible for the disastrous coronavirus pandemic. Congress must uphold its highest responsibility—providing for the defense of this nation—and ensure this bill becomes law.”