Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), issued the following statement regarding her vote on the NDAA:
“My vote in favor of the 2015 NDAA was a vote to support the existing and new commands coming to NBVC and to support servicemembers. It was a vote to support reforms to the military justice system to better protect victims of military sexual assault. And it was a vote to prohibit a new BRAC round.
“That being said, this bill is not perfect. Among other concerns, I’m opposed to reducing housing allowances for servicemembers and to the provision that increase co-pays for prescription drugs.
“I am also concerned with the authorization to further fund our involvement in Syria. Congress must fully debate this issue, the White House must present a clear strategic objective, and risks must be accurately and fully presented to the American people as the 114th Congress considers further authorizations and appropriations.”