Elizabeth Warren Votes Against Pay Raise for Troops, $717 Billion in Defense Spending
For Immediate Release:
Boston, MA – Today, Elizabeth Warren voted against pay raises for our troops and more than $717 billion in defense spending. The proposed raises would be the largest in nine years. The legislation also includes provisions addressing the opioid epidemic which is plaguing our state and nation.
“It’s disturbing that Senator Warren has once again put petty politics above our men and women in uniform,” said Republican U.S. Senate Candidate John Kingston. “Sadly, this is just more of the same type of radical behavior that we’ve come to expect from the senator.”
The bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, also includes provisions to address the opioid epidemic.
“In Massachusetts, we’re far too familiar with the opioid epidemic and the devastating impact it has on our communities,” Kingston continued. “The fact that Senator Warren voted against funding to help our troops struggling with addiction is shocking and another example of how out of touch she is with Bay State voters.”
This is the second time in two months that Senator Warren has voted against our servicemen and women.