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July 22, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Votes Against Politicized National Defense Spending Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today released the following statement after voting against the final passage of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

“Funding for our national defense should not be used by the Democrats as an opportunity to further their partisan, progressive wish list, such as renaming military bases, and restricting funding for the border wall, all while forcing components of the Green New Deal on our military. The legislation goes even further to inhibit the defense of our country by reducing the number of B-1 Bombers, handcuffing President Trump’s ability to react to hostilities in Yemen, limiting his ability to deploy the National Guard, and drastically reduce funding for our troops stationed in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS, just to name a few. I encourage the Senate to bring us back a bill that actually defends our country and borders while removing radically progressive proposals from a National Defense Authorization Act.”