Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate last night and is on the way to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. This essential legislation supports service members, the civilian workforce, and military families by authorizing a 5.2% pay raise requested by President Biden, making significant investments in military family housing and child development centers, and improving FMLA eligibility for federal employees.

In July, Congresswoman Ross voted against House Republicans’ partisan NDAA package, which included extreme amendments that would have restricted women’s access to reproductive health care, targeted LGBTQ+ service members, and more.

“I’m relieved that after months of Republican-caused chaos and dysfunction, we have finally passed bipartisan legislation that will support our brave service members and their families,” said Congresswoman Ross. “Passing the NDAA is an annual, routine duty of Congress that should not be subject to bitter partisan politics. Our service members and Armed Forces deserve better. Democrats secured important, bipartisan investments in this legislation that will support military personnel and families while helping to ensure the United States can address pressing national security priorities. Following months of delays and partisan games, I was proud to vote for this vital package.”