Maloney Statement on NDAA for FY2022

Dec 7, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after tonight’s vote on S. 1605, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. 


“Tonight, I voted against the FY22 NDAA because I could not, in good conscience, support a bill which continues to explode the Pentagon’s budget while too many Americans are suffering because our government is underfunding key safety net programs and human needs. 


“We should be reallocating defense funding to better serve the American people. We need to be investing in our schools, eliminating child poverty and hunger, and continuing rent relief for millions of people who still find themselves still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. No one should be worried about where their next meal is coming from or about keeping a roof over their head in the middle of a global crisis. 


“While I appreciate the hard, bipartisan work that went into this compromise, I remain committed to reallocating funding to better serve the American people. I will never vote for blanket increases to defense programs without a clear national interest in mind.”