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RELEASE: House Passes Annual Defense Bill Including Key Gottheimer Provisions
Combat Online Extremism Invest in Local Law Enforcement Gottheimer Votes for Pay Raise for Troops
Washington, DC, December 8, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC — Last night, Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the House passed key provisions authored by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) — 1) to address Foreign Terrorist Organizations’ utilization of social media platforms; 2) to help law enforcement and municipalities utilize the LESO/1033 program. Both provisions are part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022.
“Yesterday, the House passed a strong, bipartisan defense bill to help equip and prepare our service members to carry out their mission and defend our country. This bipartisan bill includes key provisions I introduced to support our servicemembers and reserves, to fight both global and domestic terror, especially on social media platforms, and to support our local police departments with critical resources,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I’ll continue working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support our active-duty military, combat terrorism and violent extremism, and strengthen America’s national security.”
“I’m honored to help ensure that our law enforcement has the resources they need to protect themselves and our communities,” added Congressman Gottheimer. “We must always get the backs of those who have ours.”
Gottheimer’s amendments passed by the House as part of the Conference Report for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 include:
The bill passed this week also includes:
The bill also contains bipartisan provisions supported by Gottheimer that builds on Congress’s bipartisan action in passing Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) legislation to provide for the relocation of our Afghan allies and partners, and requires the Secretary of Defense to continue to provide in-depth reports and briefings to Congress on the situation in Afghanistan.