WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“I was proud to vote for the NDAA. I have spent the last two years fighting to rescind the vaccine mandate for our servicemembers, and we did just that,” said Rep. McClain.  “We also ensured no Red Flag laws were included and no language to draft our daughters. On top of that, we stopped the Democrats from putting more wokeness into the military. Additionally, this bill gives our soldiers a pay raise and helps modernize our military to help combat China. Overall, the NDAA is a win for our military, our country, and our national security.”

Rep. McClain secured several vital wins in the NDAA for Michigan. Outlined below are the provisions.


  • $8,000,000- Combat Vehicle Lithium 6T Battery development
  • $10,000,000- HTPEM APU “Silent Watch” battery development program
  • $1,278,140,000- Additional Abrams tank procurement
  • $97,000,000- Abrams tank upgrade program
  • $11,500,000- Northern Strike military exercises that occur in Michigan
  • $3,614,290,000- Ground Based Strategic Deterrent
  • $10,000,000- Supersonic turbine engine development program
  • $5,000,000- Automotive Research Center (ARC)
    • The ARC currently has four university members from the State of Michigan (Michigan Technological University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Oakland University, and Wayne State University) and also the host organization the Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Warren, MI.
  • $30,000,000- National Security Space Launch Program
  • Provision for US Allies- Israel Military Exercises
  • Provision for US-Macedonia Engagement
  • Report on A-10 Divestment
  • Report on Air Force’s PFAS Progress
  • Provision for STEM Education at HBCU’s


In the NDAA, under the Water Resources Development Act:

  • Funding for additional US Coast Guard icebreaking vessels in the Great Lakes
  • Funding for maintenance dredging for Harbor Beach Harbor, MI
  • Funding for maintenance dredging for Lexington Harbor, MI
  • Funding for maintenance dredging for Port Sanilac Harbor, MI
  • Funding for maintenance dredging for Sebewaing River, MI
  • Funding for the Salt River Marsh Coastal Habitat, MI flood control and ecological restoration
  • Funding for Brandon Road Lock and Dam project to prevent invasive species from entering the Great Lakes
  • Requirement for Secretary of the Army to complete a comprehensive assessment of the Great Lakes coastal resiliency to determine what additional resources are necessary to preserve the coast lines of our Great Lakes