Murkowski Votes to Override NDAA Veto

Our Military Members, their Families and our Veterans Should Not be Pawns for Other Agendas

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today voted to override President Donald J Trump’s veto of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The override passed by an overwhelming margin of 81-13.

“Earlier this month, I voted in favor of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which passed both chambers of Congress with large bipartisan majorities. Today, I again voted to support the NDAA because it is absolutely the right thing to do for our men and women in uniform as well as the incredible nation they serve and protect,” said Senator Murkowski. “The NDAA will not only ensure our military forces are equipped to defend our national interests, but will also provide much-needed security to our military members, their families, and America’s veterans during particularly uncertain times. The President’s veto of this bill was unrelated to supporting our military and it’s wrong to hold them hostage for issues that can better be addressed by separate legislation.  I’m proud to show my continued support for America’s brave men and women in uniform and encouraged that this bill will finally be enacted into law.”


On December 22, Senator Murkowski voted in favor of the final Fiscal Year 2021 NDAA. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 84-13.