New previsions to the National Defense Authorization Act pass the Senate

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 3:20 PM EST
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(WBNG) -- The National Defense Authorization Act passed in the Senate Wednesday with new previsions for 2022.

The main changes that were added to the bill are intended to improve the quality of life for all service members and their families. This includes expanded healthcare benefits, 12 weeks parental leave for both mothers and fathers, a 2.7% increase for base pay and much more.

The Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand believes this is a good stepping stone but more can be done to help our service members.

“These changes will deliver real results to our military families and I will keep fighting to get them the support they need...(and) the support that they have already earned,” said Sen. Gillibrand.

Sen. Gillibrand went on to say that planning is already underway for next year’s National Defense Authorization Act including improvements to selective service.

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