July 22, 2020

Hirono Statement on the Sanders Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Mazie HIrono issued the following statement on her vote in favor of the Sanders Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

"As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am a strong supporter of the role our military plays in protecting our national security. But as I have said before, our national security is not just about how much money the Pentagon receives. It’s also about a strong economy – which necessitates investments in jobs, education, housing, and health care for our people. 

"At a time when our country is facing a health care crisis and is in deep economic distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to examine and reorient our priorities, which is why I supported the Sanders amendment."

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