Rep. Katie Porter Secures Pentagon Oversight Measures in House-Passed National Defense Bill
All eight amendments led by Congresswoman accepted on a broad bipartisan basis
Washington, September 24, 2021
WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) secured eight amendments, including several proposals to increase accountability at the Pentagon, to a key defense bill passed by the House of Representatives. These amendments were accepted on a broad bipartisan basis and included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 that passed the House by a vote of 316-113.
“The Pentagon does not have a get-out-jail-free card,” said Rep. Porter. “Congress has a responsibility to hold the Department of Defense accountable on behalf of the American people. I’m proud to have secured numerous changes to the House-passed defense bill that will better enable Congress to do critical oversight work, uphold human rights, and protect our national security.”
Porter’s amendments to the upcoming year’s NDAA would:
Porter also helped lead successful efforts for NDAA provisions to improve mental health care and housing conditions for federal wildland firefighters, get answers on human rights abuses in Colombia and Nagorno-Karabakh, streamline decision-making for evacuating Americans and Afghan partners from Afghanistan, combat international corruption, and more.