11.10.15

Gardner Commends Passage of NDAA

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released a statement today following the Senate's passage, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority, of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

"I'm proud to have joined with a large majority of my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to pass the NDAA. Members of both parties came together to support this legislation, which gives our troops the resources they need to keep us safe and stay on the offensive against threats to our national security. The men and women in uniform who go to work every single day to keep us safe deserve to know that leaders in Congress have their backs, and today’s passage of the NDAA is a step in that direction.

"This NDAA also contains provisions barring the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States, and it continues to bar taxpayer dollars from being used to assist in any such transfer. These provisions send a clear message to the Administration that any plan to move Guantanamo detainees to this country is unacceptable. This is not the first time that the American people, through their representatives in Congress, have sent this message. It’s time for the President to listen.”


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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.