- Advocacy & Policy
- Research Center
December 19, 2012
AIA congratulates conferees on the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (H. R. 4310) for completing their work and producing a final conference agreement that supports our warfighters and helps sustain our defense industrial base in a time of uncertainty. We urge the House and Senate to pass the agreement and President Obama to sign it into law. The bill resolves several issues in conference in ways that continue to uphold the capabilities of the U. S. aerospace and defense industry, including:
While these are all positive developments for our economy and national security, it is critical that Congress and President Obama now come to a bipartisan compromise that removes the mindless threat of sequestration budget cuts, which would undermine implementation of our strategic initiatives, curtail investment and cost 2.14 million jobs across the whole economy in 2013.