Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) issued the following statement after she voted to override President Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
“This year’s NDAA includes many important provisions to protect our armed forces, enhance our national security, and give our troops a well-deserved pay raise. It also includes legislation to increase mental health and health care resources for Nevada’s Active Duty, Guard and Reserve service members, and to improve the management of natural and cultural resources on military training ranges throughout the Silver State. Vetoing this bill denies our brave service men and women vital benefits and I’m glad Congress has voted to override President Trump’s reckless decision. Supporting the Nevadans and their families who sacrifice every day for our country is a priority of mine, and I’ll continue working to ensure they have the resources they need to provide for their families and protect our national security.”
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 included many provisions Senator Cortez Masto supported to secure status-quo extensions for the Nevada Test and Training Range and the Naval Air Station Fallon, improve mental health services for members of the National Guard and Reserves, support Navy members in getting the retirement benefits owed to them, combat human trafficking, expand the VA’s list of service-connected medical conditions associated with Agent Orange, and increase the transparency and efficiency of the Department of Defense’s TRICARE medical billing practices.