WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the president issued his veto of the National Defense Authorization Bill (NDAA), the annual bill to authorize defense spending:
“For 54 years, the NDAA has transcended party lines and Washington dysfunction. As a candidate, President Obama promised to do the same. But with his veto, he has threatened to end this staple of bipartisanship among Republicans and Democrats in both this body and the White House who have come together to pass legislation that funds the entire national defense of our country. It’s disgraceful that anyone would put party politics above providing for our service members and the ability to protect Americans by keeping terrorists secured in the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay.”
Watch Walorski’s speech on the House floor reacting to the veto here or click on the image below.
Earlier this year, Walorski issued the following statement after the House passed the NDAA and reacted to her language prohibiting the transfer of Guantanamo detainees from being transferred out of the facility.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.