CBS19: Spanberger reacts to vote overturning NDAA veto

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Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has released a statement reacting to the U.S. House vote to overturn a major legislative veto.

President Donald Trump has vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

However, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday to overturn that veto.

Spanberger’s statement:

The United States and its allies face a growing range of threats around the world, as we’ve witnessed with the latest cyberattack from Russia, and this year’s NDAA is a critical step in protecting the dedicated men and women who work tirelessly to keep Central Virginia’s families safe. This vote is not a difficult decision whatsoever, because our servicemembers and their families deserve the strongest support possible. The President’s veto of the NDAA was not only misguided, but it sent a poor message to our allies, as well as our adversaries, around the world. As Commander in Chief, the President has a unique responsibility to protect our servicemen and women, and it is beyond embarrassing, and a show of weakness, that the President chose to veto this legislation. I look forward to welcoming a new President into office who demonstrates the commitment necessary to maintain our military advantage, confront the dangers on the horizon, and honor the selfless service of those who put on the uniform in defense of their country.

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