Sen. Lee Votes ‘No’ on NDAA

September 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement regarding tonight’s vote on the National Defense Authorization Act.
“While there is no federal government priority higher than the defense of our nation, I must vote no on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. This 1,200-plus page bill authorizes $700 billion in defense spending with virtually no debate or votes on amendments while also continuing to authorize military activities in Eastern Europe, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. We owe it to the men and women serving our nation to debate these policies separately, in full, in front of the American people."