For Immediate Release: August 2, 2018
New York, New York - U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, (R, C, Reform) blasted Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for being one of only 10 Senators to vote against the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. The defense policy bill, provides the largest pay raise for our troops in nine years and outlines a spending blueprint which includes funding for New York facilities including; Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Rome Airforce Research Laboratory and Stewart and Gabreski National Guard bases.
“It is simply stunning that Kirsten Gillibrand would vote against a pay raise for our troops,” said Farley.
She added, “The men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our nation for too long have been underpaid, they deserve our support. How Kirsten Gillibrand can vote against them taking home a little more in their paycheck is incomprehensible.”
The legislation, named for ailing Senator John McCain, also sets spending priorities for military installations around the country including Fort Drum, Niagara Falls Air Base, Rome Labs, Stewart and Gabreski in New York.
In the wake of the bill’s passage, even though she voted against the bill, Gillibrand issued misleading press releases actually taking credit for $14 million for Niagara Falls Air Base, $14.2 million for Rome Labs and funds to clean up PFOA water contamination at Gabreski and Stewart National Guard bases.
“New York is chronically shortchanged and it’s shameful that Kirsten Gillibrand would vote against funding for our state and even more shameful that she would attempt to deceive voters,” said Farley.
The bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act sets defense policy and serves as a blueprint for federal spending on various military programs.
Chele Farley is an outsider with over 25 years of experience in the private sector. She is the endorsed Republican, Conservative and Reform Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Farley lives in New York City with her husband Richard and their three sons. For more information about U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, please visit www.CheleFarleyforSenate.com.