Rep. Rick Allen Slams the President on NDAA Veto
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today condemned the President for vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gained bipartisan and bicameral support. The final NDAA House and Senate conferenced bill passed both chambers of Congress earlier this month. Congressman Allen issued the following statement after the President vetoed the bill earlier today:
“The President’s decision to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes critical funding for our troops, is nothing more than a cheap political ploy for his legacy. The U.S. military is no place for political games.
In a time of fighting and turmoil, protecting our military is essential. We must fulfill our duty to support our troops and their families who sacrifice so much to protect our nation, and I am appalled by the President’s behavior in vetoing this important legislation. I will continue to be a voice of fiscal reason in Washington, and a strong defender of our military.”
The National Defense Authorization Act has been vetoed four times in its history, and in each case, the President vetoed because of a specific provision. President Obama is the first President to veto the bill for his larger domestic, political agenda.
The NDAA also included authorization for construction funding at Fort Gordon, which was authorized at the full Army-requested level.Click HERE to read more about Congressman Allen’s support of NDAA and our national defense, and watch his recent video HERE.
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