Dear Chair McGovern, Ranking Member Cole, and Members of the House Committee on Rules:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, advocates for taxpayers across the nation, we ask you to make the following proposed amendments to H.R. 7900, the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in order so that they may receive a full vote in the U.S. House:


National Taxpayers Union

R Street Institute

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Taxpayers Protection Alliance

CC: The Honorable Norma Torres

The Honorable Ed Perlmutter

The Honorable Jamie Raskin

The Honorable Mary Gay Scanlon

The Honorable Joe Morelle

The Honorable Mark DeSaulnier

The Honorable Deborah K. Ross

The Honorable Joe Neguse

The Honorable Michael Burgess

The Honorable Guy Reschenthaler

The Honorable Michelle Fischbach

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[2] Mehta, Aaron. “Here’s what the Pentagon’s first-ever audit found.” Defense News, November 16, 2018. Retrieved from: (Accessed July 6, 2022.)

[3] Bublé, Courtney. “The Defense Department Fails Its Audit Again, But Officials Have ‘No Doubt’ It Will Eventually Pass.” Government Executive, November 16, 2021. Retrieved from: (Accessed July 5, 2022.)

[4] NTU. “​​Cross-Ideological Coalition IDs $80B in Possible Pentagon Budget Cuts.” March 24, 2021. Retrieved from:

[5] Taxpayers for Common Sense. “Thanks for the Legacies.” Retrieved from: (Accessed July 6, 2022.)

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