WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that she has filed eight amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 – six of which contain the full text of bills she has introduced.
“The national defense bill is an annual opportunity for Congress to support our servicemembers and address threats to our national security,” said Senator Rosen. “My amendments would strengthen this legislative package by meeting the challenges posed by the growing threat of cyberattacks, better identifying resources needed to fight wildfires, and cutting through bureaucratic red tape to provide soldiers in the Army National Guard and Reserve greater access to active duty opportunities.”
Senator Rosen has filed the following amendments to be included as part of the 2022 NDAA:
- Rosen-Collins-Young-Whitehouse 3935: A bipartisan amendment that establishes a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to enhance cooperative research and development between the U.S. and Israel on cybersecurity. This amendment contains the text of the Rosen-introduced United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2021.
- Rosen-Cortez Masto-Padilla 4030: An amendment that requires the Department of Defense to include the costs of wildfire response in its annual budget request to Congress, including military support for states, FEMA, and federal land management agencies
- Rosen-Ernst 4031: A bipartisan amendment that allows Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers to securely access the Army’s Tour of Duty system, which serves as a military job board, from their personal devices. Currently, this portal is only accessible on Department of Defense (DoD) devices, limiting the ability for reserve component soldiers to volunteer for career-enhancing active duty opportunities during the 28 days of the month when they are not physically present at their duty station. This amendment contains the text of the Rosen-introduced Reservist Opportunity Act.
- Rosen-Sasse-King 4042: A bipartisan amendment that establishes a National Cyber Exercise Program at CISA. This amendment contains the text of the Rosen-introduced CISA Cyber Exercise Act, which advanced through the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this month.
- Rosen-Murkowski 4094: A bipartisan amendment that authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using software and emerging technologies to track real-time greenhouse gas emissions at Department of Defense installations.
- Rosen-Portman 4180: A bipartisan amendment that authorizes a Department of Defense pilot program to establish artificial intelligence data libraries relevant to the development of AI intelligence software and technology. This amendment contains the text of the Rosen-introduced Advancing American AI Innovation Act.
- Rosen-Ernst-Duckworth-Rubio 4419: A bipartisan amendment that allows nonprofit child care providers to participate in all SBA loan programs. This amendment contains the text of the Rosen-introduced Small Business Child Care Investment Act.
- Rosen-Blackburn 4420: A bipartisan amendment that establishes a Civilian Cybersecurity Reserve at the Department of Homeland Security. This amendment would complement an existing Senate NDAA provision that Rosen included in the bill during committee markup that establishes a Civilian Cybersecurity Reserve at the Department of Defense. Combined, these two provisions contain the text of the Rosen-introduced Civilian Cyber Security Reserve Act.