WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, voted to pass the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included six of her amendments, according to an announcement released by her office.
Among the highlights of the measure is a $10 million provision that would establish a quantum network computing testbed program at the Air Force Research Laboratory known as “Rome Lab.”
The NDAA passed the House by vote of 316-113.
“The National Defense Authorization Act reverses President Biden’s disastrous cuts to our military and advances many of our most important national security objectives,” Tenney said in a statement, continuing, “It holds the Administration accountable for its calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan, invests $118 billion in cutting-edge research, provides our warfighters with a 2.7% pay raise, and prohibits funding for medical research in China. It also ensures members of the military who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be dishonorably discharged. I was especially pleased that the bill included six of my amendments, including one to establish a quantum network computing testbed. This is a huge win for Rome Lab that will boost our nation’s technological capabilities and support our region’s economic growth.”