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Carter Condemns President Obama’s Veto of the NDAA

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Washington, October 22, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Today, President Obama vetoed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.

“It is disgraceful and dangerous that the President is using our military and the national security of the United States of America as a bargaining chip,” Carter said. “The NDAA represents a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the best way to protect our national defense, meet the needs of our troops, and prepare for the threats of tomorrow.  The veto decision is especially dangerous as the threats against America continue to increase around the world. It’s a shameful day in America when the Commander-in-Chief derails our effort to support and protect our nation and those who put themselves in harm’s way defending us. I vow to join my colleagues in the United States House of Representative to ensure this important legislation is signed into law.”

Carter voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016 on October 1, 2015. The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” It advances the vital funding and authorities that America’s military requires. In an era of unprecedented threats, uncertainty, and technological change, the legislation ensures America’s Armed Forces are agile, efficient, ready, and lethal.

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