Fetterman Secures Key Wins for Pennsylvania in Annual Defense Bill
On Thursday the United States Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. U.S. Senator John Fetterman worked to ensure the bill included key wins for Pennsylvania.
“I was proud to vote for this year’s National Defense Authorization Act and see it pass the Senate with strong bipartisan support,” said Sen Fetterman. “Through working with my colleagues here in Washington, I made sure that we were able to support vital jobs in Pennsylvania, increase pay for our servicemembers, and make sure our allies in Ukraine have the support they need to continue the fight against Putin. I was especially proud that my amendment to ban the sale of our crude oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to adversarial nations passed and I’ll keep fighting to get it signed into law.”
Fetterman also championed a provision supporting increased access to mental health services for our National Guard servicemembers and secured key funding to modernize and sustain the Pennsylvania-based defense workforce. Additionally, Fetterman worked to ensure that anti-LGBTQ+ amendments did not make it into the final bill.
Fetterman’s bipartisan amendment to prohibit the sale of crude oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to adversarial nations is his first piece of legislation that has passed the Senate. Fetterman also supported efforts to rein in the offshoring of critical national security technologies and supply chains to China, prevent overdoses amongst our Armed Forces, and bolster readiness and retention efforts.