On Wednesday, Nov. 18 Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) was named a conferee to the committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2021, making it the second year of her serving on the committee.
The act allows funding for the training, supplying and equipment of soldiers in the military. According to an announcement on Sewell's website, the bill has been passed for nearly 60 years.
The announcement also stated that Sewell has been involved in a number of issues related to the bill, including diversity in the intelligence community and repealing the "Military Widows Tax".
“The House and Senate have historically put politics aside on behalf of the American people to pass the NDAA. This critically important legislation authorizes our national defense priorities for the year and provides our brave men and women with the resources needed to carry out their missions across the world,” Sewell said in the announcement.
“I am committed to continuing this tradition and working to exclude any partisan provisions that threaten the defense and wellbeing of our nation. As a Representative from a state that plays such a major part in our national security, I am honored to be able to play such a significant role as a conferee for the second consecutive year.”