Rep. Gosar Votes Against NDAA
Today, U.S. Congressmen Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after voting against the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA):
“Today I voted against the NDAA, keeping my promise to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States. While I support the eventual passing of a National Defense Authorization Act for FY21, President Trump has rightly threatened to veto this draft. While the bill contains several substantive provisions, including key funding for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and Yuma Proving Ground, I could not vote for the bill in its current form since it includes an unconstitutional gun confiscation program, backdoor access for Chinese Community Party members to buy U.S. visas, handicaps the Secretary of Defense’s border security efforts, restricts the President’s ability to restore law and order in times of unrest, contains many ‘green initiatives’ that are not relevant to national defense, and undercuts military readiness," said Congressman Gosar.
Today, the House passed a $731.6 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). For the last 60 years, Congress has united in a bipartisan fashion to pass this legislation to ensure our servicemen and women receive the proper support and our nation remains safe from hostile powers, foreign terrorist organizations, asymmetric threats, and more. That was not the case this year. While an NDAA is necessary, this effort lost the support of conservatives as it quickly turned into a Democratic wish list politicizing the military.
Unfortunately, the bill includes the following:
The National Taxpayers Union and Gun Owners of America opposed this bill.