Legislation Introduced by Congressman Denver Riggleman Included in National Defense Authorization Act

July 13, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Four pieces of legislation sponsored by Congressman Denver Riggleman were included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act fulfills one of Congress’ most important constitutional duties: to provide for the common defense. This bipartisan, bicameral agreement puts our troops and America’s security first by continuing to rebuild our military, positioning our Armed Forces to meet the next wave of threats outlined in the National Defense Strategy, reforming the business side of the Pentagon, and most importantly, caring for our service members and their families.

""Passing the National Defense Authorization Act is one of Congress’ most important constitutional duties. And I am proud to see some of my proposed legislation included in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021,” said Congressman Riggleman.  “These provisions will help make our country a safer place."

The following provisions were included by Congressman Riggleman in the base language of the NDAA or passed as an amendment in committee:

Congressman Riggleman introduced the Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act.  The Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act requires the Secretary of the Treasury to submit to Congress every 180 days a report with a list of the licenses it issues to financial institutions to provide services to countries and persons subject to certain U.S. sanctions. This would include state sponsors of terrorism such as Iran, North Korea, or Syria.

You can read Congressman Riggleman’s amendment here.

The Advanced Nuclear Reactor Research and 3 Development Goals Amendment is sponsored by Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) and will create a private-public partnership to lead the way on advancing nuclear energy technology.

The Advanced Nuclear Reactor Research and 3 Development Goals amendment can be found here.

The Promoting Secure 5G Amendment sponsored by Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) will establish a U.S. policy that international financial institutions support 5G and other advanced wireless technologies only if they provide appropriate security for users.

You can read the original Promoting Secure 5G Act, which has been added to the NDAA as an amendment, here.

The Homeland and Cyber Threat Amendment (HACT Amendment) which creates a cyberattack exception under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) to protect U.S. nationals against foreign state-sponsored cyber attacks.

You can read the original Homeland and Cyber Threat Act, which has been added to the NDAA as an amendment, here.

The NDAA is a funding bill approved each year for the purposes of funding the Department of Defense.  Congressman Riggleman is available for comment on the legislation.

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