U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 2500, a partisan version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would harm military readiness: 
“Congress’ most important responsibility is to provide for the national defense and support our brave men and women in uniform. Sadly, the NDAA passed by the House today falls short of these goals and breaks a longstanding tradition of bipartisan cooperation. “While the Senate passed its bill with overwhelming support from both parties, House Democratic leaders offered a partisan proposal that underfunds our national defense, undercuts military readiness, and reverses prohibitions on transferring terrorist detainees from Gitmo. I hope they will put politics aside and pass a commonsense, bipartisan national defense bill, including two provisions I authored to encourage adoption of military working dogs by their former handlers and connect more wounded warriors to service dogs.” The Senate recently passed its bipartisan version of the NDAA, which would authorize $750 billion in defense funding, by an overwhelming vote of 86 to 8.