Four members of Georgia’s congressional delegation vote against National Defense Authorization Act
Georgia’s two senators and 10 of 14 members of Georgia’s U.S. House delegation voted to approve the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act which will bring millions of dollars to military bases and army corps of engineers projects in Georgia. It includes funding for pay raises for service members plus money for construction and new equipment at bases across the nation, including Georgia. It will also rescind COVID-19 vaccination mandates for active duty personnel. The bill also includes funding for water management projects across the country, including money for the Savannah Harbor and various Georgia waterways.
Four Georgia members of the U.S. House voted against the bill including Democrat Nikema Williams who says her nay vote was in protest of excessive defense spending, and three republicans, Andrew Clyde, Jody Hice and Marjorie Taylor Greene who all said they voted against the bill because they felt it represented wasteful spending. The measure passed the U.S. House 329 to 101, and the U.S. Senate 83 to 11. The bill brings more than a hundred million dollars in funding to military operations and army corps of engineers projects in Georgia.