Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sens. Boozman, Cotton & Rep. Hill's Statement on President Obama’s Veto

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA):
“NDAA is critical to our national security and the protection of our troops who are in harm’s way. As conflict spreads through the Middle East and Russia continues its aggressive actions, we have an obligation to ensure our military is trained, equipped and prepared for the threats we face. By using our servicemen and women as a bargaining chip to try to force Congress to raise domestic spending levels, the President is playing political games with our national security. I will be working with my colleagues to override the President's irresponsible veto so we can ensure that our servicemen and women can complete their missions successfully and return home safely.”
Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) :
"Vetoing the National Defense Authorization is an act unbecoming of a Commander in Chief. This bill contains countless important programs, policies, and authorizations-things that our troops on the front lines need today. Things like bigger cannons on Stryker vehicles in Europe to face down Vladimir Putin or improving our retirement and healthcare programs to recruit and retain the best warfighters. But more than that, this bill is about keeping the faith of the men and women of the armed services.

"I just returned from a trip to the Middle East, from visiting troops in Israel, in Turkey, in Jordan, in Iraq, in Kuwait, and in Afghanistan. This is not about Washington DC politics or press conferences, this is about the real impact it has on the men and women in uniform all around the world. Our troops are watching and they deserve to know they have a Commander-in-Chief who has their back. President Obama should reverse this disastrous course and sign the Defense Authorization Act. Then we can have whatever debate he wants about defense spending. But to gratuitously veto this bill for no other reason than to get more political leverage the President sends a deeply harmful message to our troops overseas."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman French Hill (AR-2) released the following statement after President Barack Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2016:
“President Obama has stooped to a new low by choosing to advance his own domestic agenda over our national security interests. Largely due to his indecisive and ineffective foreign policy, America and her allies face unprecedented threats in the Middle East, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. Just last week, the President announced he would keep boots on the ground in Afghanistan, yet now, today, he has vetoed the legislation that authorizes pay and benefits for the men and women who fight our wars. This isn’t the type of action that is befitting of a Commander-in-Chief, and I encourage the House and Senate to override this veto.”

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