The Progressive Democrats of Orange County are deeply disappointed with and condemn Representative David Price’s vote to approve the disastrous 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The day after the Democratic House introduced articles of impeachment, which charge Trump with High Crimes and Misdemeanors, they then gave him $738 Billion to continue our endless wars, stripped the amendments that would have ended our involvement in the Saudi-led humanitarian disaster in Yemen, reversed the Transgender Ban, and forbade the President from going to war with Iran without congressional approval. They also approved the creation of a new military branch to oversee the satirical-sounding Space Force. Was all of this just in exchange for 12-weeks of paid parental leave for Federal employees and a meager pay increase for military service members?
Interestingly, there were no questions about how we would pay for all of this. When it comes to war and feeding the military industrial complex, money is never an issue.
Representative Price’s vote also comes just days after a bombshell report by the Washington Post that shows that the Afghanistan War has been a multi-trillion-dollar utter disaster and failure.
One of the most powerful tools available to the Congress is the power of the purse, and with this shameful vote, Congressman Price has abdicated his responsibility to be a watchful steward of our public dollars.
Watch Congressman Ro Khanna’s passionate remarks against the NDAA:
Please call Representative Price at 202.225.1784 to tell him how you feel about this awful vote.