NDIA lauds passage of continuing resolution
ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues the following statement on Congress' passage of a continuing resolution:
NDIA commends the House and Senate for their work in passing a continuing resolution in hopes of preventing a government shutdown during the pandemic.
We commend both the inclusion of an extension of Section 3610 of the CARES Act, which provides reimbursements under contracts that were delayed or halted because of the coronavirus response, and the procurement of up to two Columbia class submarines.
While the continuing resolution provides temporary funding through December 11, members must be aware of the implications of any additional continuing resolutions in the near future and the risks they pose to our national defense, including continued coronavirus vaccine research and pandemic relief.
As both chambers continue to discuss a way forward for next year’s spending bills, it is imperative that they quickly find bipartisan support for both the National Defense Authorization Act and the Defense Appropriations Act of 2021. Without these two important bills passing both chambers, delays will continue for our military capabilities and readiness recovery efforts. This includes no additional appropriations for COVID vaccine research and pandemic recovery and no transition of funds to the Space Force.
We hope these positive conversations can lead to stable and predictable funding for our military needs. The House and Senate should not delay, and we hope they can come to the table and support the warfighter.
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