Congressman Comer Named to Influential National Defense Authorization Act Conference Committee

Final Legislation to fund Department of Defense Operations for FY 2021

November 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer has been selected by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The yearly NDAA funds United States military operations, and the conference committee will negotiate a spending bill for the coming year that resolves differences between the House and Senate.

In his position on the conference committee, Comer will play a role in shaping national defense policy, providing pay raises for troops and ensuring that Fort Campbell military base receives critical funding for improvements to base operations.

“The NDAA is an extremely impactful piece of legislation to our soldiers and national defense readiness,” Comer said. “I’m honored to serve as a voice for Fort Campbell and the service members of the 1st District and look forward to working toward a final bill which prioritizes America’s national security.”

The conference committee, which includes members of both the House and Senate, held a preliminary meeting today and will continue to meet throughout the end of 2020 to complete a final defense spending bill.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised Congressman Comer’s dedication to rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in Congress as well as his support for veterans and military families.

“James is a natural fit for this important conference committee. As ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, he fights every day to root out waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the Department of Defense and the VA so that our incredible service members, veterans, and their families receive the benefits they have both earned and deserve. I know his sharp eye for detail and firm dedication to the well-being of our troops will make him an excellent addition to the conference committee.”