House Adopts Four Connolly Amendments to FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act
Washington, September 23, 2021
Tags: Foreign Policy
Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, which included amendments offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee. Connolly’s provisions included the FedRamp Authorization Act, Global Health Security Act, Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act, and an amendment to provide oversight of security cooperation training.
“I thank House Armed Services Committee Chairman Smith for including these provisions that will streamline government IT modernization, help our country respond to the coronavirus pandemic, hold the Saudi kingdom accountable for the murder of my constituent, Jamal Khashoggi, and provided needed oversight of security training resources,” said Connolly.
The following provisions were included in the legislation headed to the Senate.
Additionally, Connolly was a lead cosponsor of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s amendment to prohibit funds from being used to provide weapons or military aid or military training to Saudi Arabia’s Rapid Intervention Force (RIF), the unit responsible for the murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Since coming to Congress, Connolly has had nearly 50 amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act adopted in the House, including the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), which was enacted in law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014.