WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Warren Davidson issued the following statement after voting no on the House Democrat version of the National Defense Authorization Act.
“Funding our troops should not be political, and for the last 58 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has been nonpartisan in the House. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi is catering to far-left Democrats with a bill that would undermine our troops and move terrorists to U.S. soil by closing GITMO.
“As shown by the Senate, which already passed their version 86-8, Democrats and Republicans can work together ‘to provide for the common defense.’ Yet as the votes show, House Democrats have no interest in working together. America’s military exists to fight and win our nation’s wars. I will not support a defense bill that hinders our military from securing the country.”
Congressman Davidson enlisted in the infantry out of high school, serving in Germany when the Berlin Wall fell. Due to his work ethic and leadership, he earned an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. His reputation as an Army officer earned him positions in The Old Guard, The 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division. Davidson left the Army with the rank of Captain.