December 10, 2019

Correa Applauds Inclusion Of NDAA Amendments In Conference Report

Washington, DC - Congressman Lou Correa’s (D-CA-46) released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report including three of his amendments:

“I am pleased that this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes three of my amendments. My amendments help address educational disparities facing the children of National Guard soldiers, expand investment and recruitment of cybersecurity warriors, and ensure Congress receives prompt notification of cyberattacks aimed at our military by Russia, China, Iran, or North Korea. Each of these amendment addresses a critical shortfall and works to improve the lives of our servicemembers and protect our nation.

“We ask a lot of our men and women in uniform. We owe it to them to ensure they have the tools and support they need to accomplish their mission and get home.”

Congressman Correa’s amendments included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report are:

Amendment 1: Text from H.R. 1896, the Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Act (Section 579, Page 499)

  • The Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Act amends the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to include children of National Guard and Reserve members in the Military Student Identifier program, which requires states to identify students from military families to ensure that schools know which students have parents in the military to help accommodate any unique needs.

Amendment 2: STEM Amendment (Section 262 (c) (12), Page 217)

  • The amendment requires the “National Security Commission on Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Institutions,” to evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Defense in attracting and retaining STEM students from covered institutions for the Department’s programs on emerging capabilities and technologies.

Amendment 3: Cyber-attack Amendment (Section 1645, Page 1404)

  • The amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to provide the congressional defense committees a report on cyber-attacks and intrusions against the Department of Defense systems in the previous 12 months by agents or associates of the Governments of the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.