Rep. Johnson’s Statement on NDAA Vote

May 24, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) – ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet – issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While Johnson supported some provisions in the bill, including as raising military pay by 2.6 percent, he ultimately voted against it because of a provision that authorizes $65 million for developing and producing a low-yield nuclear warhead to be carried on a submarine-launched ballistic missile, breaking with decades of tradition on how ballistic missile submarines have been used:

“This NDAA puts the power of a nuclear warhead that can be launched from any ballistic missile submarine around the world in the hands of an American president who has proven himself incapable of restraint. This is a dangerous step in the wrong direction, facilitating knee-jerk reaction over de-escalation.”

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