Democrats Warn Vouchers Could Derail Defense Bill

Efforts to use federal funding to finance private school education for military families could imperil the annual defense policy bill, Democratic members of the House Armed Services and the Education and the Workforce committees cautioned in a letter to those committees’ chairs Tuesday.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “reauthorization is a critical piece of legislation that must pass on a bipartisan basis every year,” all 41 Democrats wrote in a letter to Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.).

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