Maloney Votes No on FY2021 NDAA
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement about her vote against final passage of H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
“I could not, in good conscience, support this bill which continues to explode the Pentagon’s budget while too many Americans are suffering, and Congress continues to underfund human needs. We need to reallocate much of this funding to better serve the American people. We need to be investing in our schools, social safety net programs, and rent relief for millions of people who now find themselves out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill also fails to demilitarize the police by staying silent on the 1033 program, leaving in place the mechanism under which the Department of Defense transfers military equipment to local law enforcement across the county – that is unacceptable.
“While I’m pleased that the House voted to accept my amendment to include my Corporate Transparency Act in this package, that does not outweigh the failures of the underlying bill.”