Levin Statement on NDAA

Nov 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today released the following statement on his vote against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“I support many of the provisions in this bill for strengthening our armed forces and national security. However, in the absence of Congress coming to terms on broad funding levels for both defense and discretionary spending, I worry that the sheer size of this bill could have a major impact on vital domestic programs, which remain subject to spending caps. I am particularly wary of the potential impact on domestic programs given proposals from President Trump and Congressional Republicans to slash funding for everything from medical research to job training, not to mention the additional pressure for cutting programs that may arise under the GOP debt-driven tax bill.

“I do not believe we can truly ensure the strength and safety of our country while tearing down vital programs for American families.”