Luttrell Notches Successes in FY25 NDAA Markup

Congressman Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) scored several key wins in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup, including top priorities pertaining to cybersecurity. The NDAA, which is an annual congressional bill giving guidance on the policies and funding of defense agencies, now heads to the House floor for a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives.

“The FY25 NDAA focuses on enhancing military lethality and readiness, as it includes my provisions to evaluate the need for a Cyber Force and authorizes funding for hypersonic development, equipping our armed forces with cutting-edge capabilities. It takes decisive steps to deter our foreign adversaries, ensuring we have a nation that is fortified and safe,” said Congressman Luttrell. “Additionally, as a member of the Quality of Life Panel, I was proud to see this legislation support many of our recommendations, including a pay raise for servicemembers, increased access to childcare and additional support to military spouses, exemplifying our commitment to improving the quality of life of our servicemembers and recognizing an investment in their well-being is an investment to our overall mission.

“I’m also pleased to see this NDAA supports funding for Texas’ military installations and defense industry, demonstrating our state’s key role to our defense posture.  This legislation is a win for our national security and our district. I look forward to this coming to the floor in the House of Representatives.”

Rep. Luttrell had over 40 provisions in the bill, including:

  • A requirement for an independent study on the establishment of a Cyber Force
  • Several provisions to support continued funding for hypersonic RDT&E
  • A briefing on the implications of Mexican cartels for U.S. national security
  • Support for various programs that are manufactured in Texas
  • A briefing from DoD’s Chief Digital and AI Officers on efforts to support Replicator
  • A provision encouraging the Secretary of Defense to accelerate efforts to secure the Department of Defense’s (DoD) electronics supply chain from China
  • Multiple measures addressing the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • A $20 million increase in funding for counter-narcotics support across the DoD
  • A $80 million funding increase for cooperation with Israel
  • Provisions to prevent veteran suicide

Congressman Luttrell this week penned an op-ed on the importance of evaluating the need for a Cyber Force and discussed this important provision with The Record. You can read the pieces here and here.


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