July 11, 2023

New Dems Call on Speaker McCarthy to Reject GOP Extremism and Find Common Ground on NDAA

The Coalition plans to build on the five core priorities our National Security Task Force announced last month

Today, New Democrat Coalition National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the below statement calling on Speaker McCarthy to reject GOP extremism and pursue a bipartisan path forward on a must-pass National Defense Authorization Act of 2024 (NDAA) that also includes the Coalition’s priorities:

“As the House prepares to consider the Fiscal Year 2024 NDAA, Speaker McCarthy must choose between caving to the most extreme elements of his party that seek to compromise our national defense or working with sensible lawmakers to support all of our troops.

“Each year, the NDAA passes with overwhelming bipartisan majorities, and this year should be no different. New Dems urge the Speaker to work with responsible Members of both parties and join us in supporting our brave troops and ensuring our national security.”