LINCOLN - A U.S. Senator for Nebraska has been selected to serve on the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the upcoming fiscal year.

Republican Senator Deb Fischer is already a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. She now adds the NDAA to the list.

The NDAA Conference Committee authorizes defense spending and sets the policy and priorities for our military.

This summer, both the Senate and House of Representatives passed their version of the NDAA, which set the stage for a conference committee to work out the differences between the Senate and House versions. The Senate bill includes the biggest pay raise for our troops in a decade, continues the modernization of our nuclear enterprise, and authorizes disaster recovery funding to support Offutt Air Force Base and rebuild Camp Ashland, both here in Nebraska.