Bentz: 4 key items in National Defense Authorization Act

Oregon Congressman Cliff Bentz,
Press Release,

Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) released the following statement after voting “yes” on H.R. 2670, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024.

“The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is absolutely essential to the safety and security of every American. There is simply nothing more important than being able to defend our country and our freedoms. The bill is not perfect, but it takes huge steps in the right direction. This bill helps us prepare for the worst, and the list of really bad things that could happen grows longer every day.

One of the good things done in this bill is that it secures funding for Kingsley Field’s next mission, which is to train elite F-35A Lightning II jet pilots in Klamath Falls.

For nearly 70 years, Kingsley Field has played a critical role in safeguarding our nation’s air superiority. Since taking office, securing Kingsley’s future has been a top priority, and I’m thrilled the Air Force has chosen Kingsley for this essential mission.”

FY24 NDAA Highlights:

– $886 billion in national defense funding
– 5.2% pay raise for troops – largest in 20 years
– Procurement of 83 F-35A jets and 10 CH-47F helicopters
– Investment in AI, cyber, and laser technologies to counter China