Thanks to Congressman Griffith (R-Virginia 9) for voting “NO” on NDAA 2013.
Contact: Andie Pivarunas 202-225-3861
Griffith Statement on the NDAA
Thursday, December 20, 2012 –
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today following his vote against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report for Fiscal Year 2013:
“I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act previously because I did not believe that it adequately protected our civil liberties. Language in the Senate’s version of the defense authorization got us closer to a solution, but that language was rejected by the House-Senate conference committee and stripped from this conference report.
“The National Defense Authorization conference report has some good provisions for our national defense, however we cannot leave liberty to inference. Because of the uncertainty of the conference report, American citizens may fear being arrested and indefinitely detained by the military without knowing what they have done wrong. Without language that protects our liberty and freedom, I could not vote for this conference report.”
Here’s the link to his statement: http://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=315840
Here’s the roll call vote: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll645.xml