WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, on Friday applauded the final passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation authorizes the appropriation of funds for the Department of Defense and military construction that will help keep Connecticut families safe and support the state’s defense manufacturing jobs. Murphy worked across the aisle to ensure bipartisan support on several key amendments that were included in final passage, including the Murphy-Schumer authored  Law Enforcement Identification Act which requires federal law enforcement officers and members of the armed forces to clearly identify themselves and their agency or service while they are engaged in responding to civil disturbance in the United States.

“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’m proud to secure these wins for Connecticut manufacturers and our national security. The bill also includes my legislation to require federal law enforcement officers to identify themselves and their agency when they are engaged in crowd control. The presence of unidentified officers this past summer during peaceful protests for racial justice should never be tolerated in this country,” said Murphy.