Rep. Rick Allen Applauds Passage of NDAA in Congress

Urges President to Sign Legislation Into Law

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Washington, October 7, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today expressed strong support for action by Congress to approve the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which authorizes critical funding and priorities for the U.S. military. The bill now goes to the President, who recently threatened to veto the legislation. Allen called on the President to abandon his veto threat and instead sign the legislation to support our troops. Excerpts and video of his remarks can be found below.

“Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to commend my colleagues in the House and Senate for passing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and to call on the President to sign this vital bill into law.

“It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense.

“Right now, our nation faces growing and very serious threats.

“Unrest continues to escalate in the Middle East, and our troops are fighting terrorism around the world.

“Yet, the President has threatened to veto this legislation providing our men and women in uniform with the resources they need to defend themselves and America’s national security at home and abroad.

“The President’s veto threat is dangerously irresponsible.

“We must fulfill our duty to support our troops and their families who sacrifice so much to protect our nation.

“Congress has acted in a bipartisan fashion to pass this legislation, equip our military, and bolster national defense.

“Instead of putting our national security at risk, the President should sign this bill into law, so we can keep our military strong and Americans safe.”

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