Congressman Michael R. Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016. 

“The President’s decision to veto the NDAA, a bipartisan bill that provides authorizations for the same amount of defense funds he requested is both unprecedented and reprehensible. This action comes a week after the president announced the extension of our mission in Afghanistan, and just hours after one of our brave servicemen was killed while rescuing hostages being prepared for execution by ISIS in Iraq. 

“While the President insists on playing politics at the expense of our service-members, I will continue to fight to ensure that our men and women in uniform are provided with the resources needed to ensure the safety of this country and protect our interests abroad.Our men and women in uniform routinely address some of the most complex security challenges in history, and we must make certain that our they are properly equipped to carry out that mission.”

Congressman Turner is leading the fight to fully fund our national defense and was joined by 101 other Republican members of Congress on a letter to House GOP Leadership. Click here to read the letter.