Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after opposing the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2020 in the House:

“This bill makes our country less safe, and I could not support it. 

As I have repeatedly stated, this bill undermines our national security, weakens our defenses, and emboldens our adversaries to challenge us. This bill is so extreme it will never become law. I am disheartened by this staggering break in our tradition of bipartisanship on defense. 

I look forward to working with my colleagues in conference to craft a final bill that supports our troops and keeps our country safe.”