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July 15, 2022

Congressman David Schweikert Issues Statement on His Vote Against the NDAA

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2022
Rep. Schweikert Contact: Preston Mizell

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“$850 billion in federal government spending just passed the House as inflation hits 12.3% in Phoenix,” said Rep. Schweikert. “I am fully in favor of positioning our military to maintain our national security edge, but this bill fails to accomplish that goal.

“I offered an amendment just last week to cut $6 billion in ‘inflation adjustment’ spending from this NDAA. The Democrats not only chose to reject my amendment, they then filled this annual policy bill with progressive priorities like funds for green vehicles and ‘plant based’ meats while missing the mark on operational readiness, like repealing vaccine mandates and addressing recruitment and retention issues. I simply cannot in good faith support this legislation in its current form.”


David Schweikert is serving his sixth term in the United States Congress.  He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, and is the current the Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.  He also is the Lead House Republican on the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, Co-Chairs the Valley Fever Task force with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and is the Republican Co-Chair of the Blockchain Caucus, the Singapore Caucus and the Caucus on Access to Capital and Credit.

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