WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today announced his opposition to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act because it authorizes spending above limits set by the Budget Control Act of 2011, as well as the recent budget agreement. He voted against ending debate on NDAA since only two amendments were allowed to be considered, and he will vote “no” on final passage of the bill tonight.
“Washington’s refusal to appropriately deal with our fiscal issues flies in the face of the courage and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. Our country’s deficits weaken the nation they fight to protect, so I don’t think contributing to the spend-now-pay-later mentality of Congress is an appropriate way to honor their service,” said Corker.