WASHINGTON D.C.– Senator Roger Wicker says the National Defense Authorization Act is not the place for political bickering over budgets.
The National Defense Authorization Act has strong support, but President Obama threatens to veto the bill if it makes it to his desk in an order to control domestic spending.
“We need to realize,” says Wicker, “this matches dollar for dollar the president’s request.”
Wicker says the fight over domestic spending needs to happen somewhere else, not placing on hold the nation’s security.
The bill would also allow for retirement options for those who don’t wish to commit to a twenty-year service with the military.
Wicker’s full statement on the bill here:
President Obama’s recommendations for the 2017 fiscal year call for consolidation of many military facilities, which could greatly impact the branches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, reports the Sun-Herald.