Senator Mike Lee Remarks on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act U.S. Senator Mike Lee [UPH Wire]

Remarks on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act U.S. Senator Mike Lee 12/10/14 Mr./Madam President, the bill before us today at once represents the best of our nation, and some of the worst of Washington. On the one hand, the primary purpose of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) represents the best of America. In past years, it has been one of the few consistently bipartisan pieces of legislation considered by the Senate, and it has usually been afforded lengthy debate and an open and transparent amendment process on the…

Lame ducks in DC are counting on you!

Those lame ducks are counting on you to NOT be paying attention this month so they can pass stuff while you’re out doing Christmasy things with your friends and family. Nice plan. Every year, it seems – and especially just following an election – Congress hands the American people an unpalatable Christmas present. Beware the lame duck. Strike that. Beware the WOUNDED lame duck. Those departing Congressional peeps are ready to place all of their soon-to-be former colleagues between a rock and a hard place. Using the hard-stop date of…