July 9, 2020 | US House of Representatives |
R E P O R T OF THE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON H.R. 6395 together with ADDITIONAL, SUPPLEMENTAL, AND MINORITY VIEWS |
PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION
“The bill would: (1) authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for procurement and for research, development, test, and evalua- tion (RDT&E); (2) authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for operation and maintenance (O&M) and for working capital funds; (3) authorize for fiscal year 2021 the personnel strength for each Active Duty Component of the military departments, and the personnel strength for the Selected Reserve for each Reserve Component of the Armed Forces; (4) modify various elements of compensation for military personnel and impose certain requirements and limitations on personnel actions in the defense establishment; (5) authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military construction and family housing; (6) authorize appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations; (7) authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for the Department of Energy national security programs; and (8) authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for the Maritime Administration.”
RATIONALE FOR THE COMMITTEE BILL
“H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, is the primary vehicle through which Congress fulfills its responsibility as mandated in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution of the United States, granting Congress the power to provide for the common defense, to raise and support an Army, to provide and maintain a Navy, and to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.”
Unmanned aircraft systems
Next Generation Squad Weapons and Small Business Innovation Research;
Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT)
Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program
Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development
Matters Relating to Covid-19
Sense of Congress on Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
Assessment on Acceding to United Nations Convention on Law of the Seas
Impact of US accession to UNCLOS
Link To 2012 Article: US Accession to U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Unnecessary…
Briefing on Nation-State Election Interference Efforts
Committee authorizes $3.58 BILLION
FY2021 DoD Funding
War Consumables, Classified Programs, Tactical
Electromagnetic Systems Applied Research ; 84,994
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Applied Research; 6,343
Undersea Warfare Applied Research; 91,397
Dwight D. Eisenhower, From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953
34th president of US 1953-1961 (1890 – 1969)
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”
“Only an alert and knowledgable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
The USA must cease participation, stop funding UN & NATO.
H.R. 193 “American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017”
“To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.”
2020 US Air Force Budget Supports NATO
Now is the Time To: INVEST AT HOME
STOP FUNDING DESTRUCTIVE US-UN-NATO-WAR-MACHINE.
This ultra-expensive military force that U.S. taxpayers are funding lacks critical public oversight and control.
NATO is NOT a humanitarian relief agency.
NATO IS a military force of the UN, funded by the US Congress and other nations without the consent of the People .
Link to Article -“The Coronavirus Pandemic Should Be NATO’s Moment”
“When Italian authorities realized their country was heading towards a massive COVID-19 outbreak, they quickly appealed to fellow EU member states for medical supplies. None materialized. Despite entreaties by the European Commission, many weeks later the Italians were still waiting. That allowed China and Russia to step in and send a combination of some supplies, a few Chinese medics, and around 100 Russian military doctors.”