WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) joined her colleagues in passing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.
“Today, I voted to keep our commitment to those who serve our country and to reaffirm our commitment to keeping a strong national defense as we face increasing global threats from Russia and China,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “This year’s NDAA meets our obligation to the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces and includes numerous provisions to help servicemembers and their families with rising costs and inflation. Investing in our military members is a critical step in keeping America safe.”
This year’s National Defense Authorization Act includes a 4.6% pay increase for service members and their families as well as a 2.4% inflation bonus for service members earning less than $45,000 per year. It makes critical investments in America’s allies and partners around the world and includes provisions that ensure the United States advances human rights and keeps Americans safe at home and abroad.
Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux cosponsored two amendments—introduced by Rep. Nikema Williams and General Jack Bergman—that were included in the NDAA. Rep. Nikema Williams’ amendment recognizes the Honorable Joseph Maxwell Cleland, a Georgian who served as a State Senator, Secretary of State, and Senator and as the Administrator of the Veterans Administration. General Bergman Amendment creates a cyber-attack exception under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to protect U.S. nationals against foreign state-sponsored cyber-attacks.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.