Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Turner, senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (FY23 NDAA) passed the U.S. House 329 to 101. 

“The FY23 NDAA establishes the defense priorities for our nation and makes critical investments in our military, including a pay raise for our servicemembers. For Dayton, it includes my priorities of providing $29 million for a School Age Child Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and new defense research opportunities at Central State and Wilberforce Universities,” said Turner. “Expanding operations at Wright-Patt strengthens Dayton’s defense industry and grows our local economy.”

FY23 NDAA Overall Wins
  • Authorizes $29 million for a School Age Child Care Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Bringing total amount secured for childcare facilities on base to $53 million over the last two years
  • Increases the President's inadequate defense budget by $37 billion 
  • Authorizes $25 million for research and development of Sea Lunch Cruise Missile-Nuclear
  • Re-authorizes the Small Business Innovation Research Program through 2024
Military Service Members and Families
  • Increases service member pay to combat inflation 
  • Requires reexamination of military housing and education and increases the pay for child development staff on military bases
  • Establishes a Servicemember Parents' Bill of rights
  • Expands mental health services and suicide prevention programs
Foreign Policy and National Security
  • Strengthens U.S. involvement in NATO and support for our NATO allies
  • Directs the Department of Defense to explore options for creating a National Hypersonic Initiative that would guide collaboration among services and agencies
  • Directs Department of Defense to brief Congress on threat assessments regarding China and the Indo-Pacific region as a whole
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Establishes a program within the Department of Defense to increase STEM research funding at HBCUs, including Central State University and Wilberforce University in Ohio