March 14, 2024

Senators Schmitt, Vance, and Rubio Introduce the William S. Knudsen Defense Remobilization Act 

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Eric Schmitt, alongside Senator JD Vance (R-OH), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), introduced the William S. Knudsen Defense Remobilization Act to identify the regulatory barriers that reduce America’s industrial capacity and develop a national strategy to remobilize defense production:

“As the United States faces the existential threat of a rapidly modernizing military by the People’s Republic of China, it’s long overdue that the United States take a hard look at how we can remobilize and revitalize our industrial base—the William S. Knudsen Defense Remobilization Act will do just that,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.

“America’s military stockpiles are dangerously low. Joe Biden has spent two years sending more weapons to Ukraine than we’re capable of manufacturing, and it’s putting our national security at risk. We’re woefully unprepared for any type of major conflict. This legislation would recruit industry experts to identify the shortfalls of our military industrial base and outline necessary regulatory reforms to get defense production back on track,” said Senator JD Vance.

“As we suffer from critical shortages in vital defense supplies, the William S. Knudsen Defense Remobilization Act would provide a strategic roadmap to revitalize America’s industrial capacity. This effort underscores our commitment to safeguarding America’s sovereignty and ensuring our readiness to defend against any threat,” said Senator Marco Rubio.