U.S. House passes NDAA, Congressman Johnson vote in favor

WASHINGTON, D.C.(Press Release) – On Friday, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) voted in favor of the annual defense bill (NDAA) when it passed the House. The legislation includes two policies authored by Johnson – a provision from his Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act to protect global supply chains from China’s malign influence and increase fairness in the markets, and an amendment to better understand the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) monopoly of shipping container production.

“Countering China is a crucial aspect of improving our national defense and so is strengthening our supply chains,”said Johnson. “The NDAA is a strong bill that prioritizes our troops and strengthens our national security. I’m glad my provisions were included.”

Johnson’s provision to increase fairness in global shipping markets is included in Sec. 3521 of the bill. This provision was originally included in Johnson’s Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act, which passed the House in March 2024 and awaits action in the Senate. Further, Johnson’s amendment (No. 346) was adopted unanimously by the House and would require Congress to better understand the production and acquisition of shipping containers from foreign adversaries.

This is a part of his larger effort to protect U.S. ports, shippers, and manufacturers from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence. In February, Johnson led a coalition of Members urging the Federal Maritime Commission to counter CCP dominance in global shipping exchanges. Last year, Johnson secured a provision in theNational Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit the use of the CCP state-controlled shipping platform LOGINK at U.S. ports.