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Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the bipartisan passage of H.R., 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives:

“The FY21 NDAA reaffirms a tradition of bipartisan, bicameral support for meeting one of our nation’s greatest responsibilities—our national security. By providing strategic direction and timely, sufficient, and stable funding for the Department of Defense, this legislation helps to ensure the readiness of our troops and underscores the importance of the defense industrial base to our country’s security. The strategic guidance provided by the NDAA and our highly skilled industrial base enable our armed forces to match and surpass evolving threats around the world. We look forward to the President’s signature as soon as possible.”


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