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Defense Authorization Bill Passes with DelBene’s Aluminum Amendment

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 6395) yesterday, a bicameral compromise of Congress’ annual defense authorization bill. This bill includes a key amendment sponsored by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to strengthen the domestic aluminum industry.

The amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on how the Defense Production Act could be used to increase the refining, processing, and manufacturing of aluminum.

“The 2021 NDDA includes an important provision that will support our nation’s aluminum industry, which is vital to our national security,” said DelBene. “This policy will encourage the federal government to propose investments in domestic aluminum production and support good-paying jobs here at home.”

The House first passed the NDAA in July and this bill reflects a bipartisan compromise with the Senate. More information about the FY 2021 NDAA can be found here.