Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Representing the 4th District of Missouri
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Hartzler Selected as National Defense Authorization Act Conferee

September 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve as a conferee on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. As a conferee, Hartzler will be one of the Congressional members responsible for negotiating the final version of the annual defense authorization bill.

“I am honored to once again serve on the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act,” Hartzler said.For the past several years, Congress has come together in a bipartisan way to restore military readiness for our Armed Forces.”

“As an unrelenting champion of strengthening our national defense, Congresswoman Hartzler understands the priorities that will ensure the United States keeps our competitive edge for decades to come. Not only does she lead with distinction on the House Armed Services Committee, but she works every day to improve the lives of our troops and their families. She has the respect of her colleagues and the best interests of our military at heart. The constant modernization of our military will guarantee our troops have the resources they need to keep America safe. I have full confidence that Congresswoman Hartzler will fight to make sure the most important priorities are included in the NDAA,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said upon selecting Hartzler.

The conference committee faces many challenging issues and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to achieve a compromise bill that will deliver the capabilities needed by the Department of Defense,” Hartzler concluded.   

The NDAA is the annual legislation that determines the policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense and other national security entities. After the conferees agree on the conference report, the report must be passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate before President Donald Trump can sign the defense authorization bill into law.

Congresswoman Hartzler represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District, which is home to Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.

For further information, contact Danny Jativa in the Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2876 or at danny.jativa@mail.house.gov.