Today, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, (R-TX), released the following statement on the President’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016, which authorizes funding for the U.S. S. Department of Defense.
“The world is in chaos, with terrorism knocking on America’s door, and President Obama rejects c’s bipartisan call to fully fund our troops and national defense? This is dangerous and reckless. There is no worst possible time than now to hold America’s military strength hostage to more wasteful stimulus spending.
If the President won’t stand with our troops and our nation, Congress will. I’ll keep fighting to override the President’s veto and restore the best training, technology and weaponry to America’s military men and women as they risk their lives for our security.”
Background: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 authorizes the necessary funding for the U.S. Department of Defense so our service men and women have the tools and resources they need to defend our nation. The annual defense authorization fulfills Congress’ Constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common Defense.” On May 15, 2015, the House passed H.R. 1735 by a vote of 269-151 The Senate passed S. 1376 on June 18, 2015 by a vote of 71-25. Full text of the bill can be found here.