Open the NDAA for Public Hearings

When Congress is deciding how to spend more than half a trillion dollars of the taxpayers money, it needs to do so in public. It is deeply troubling that the Pentagon’s budget (the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA) that last year authorized $585 billion in spending—is drafted and voted on by the Senate Armed Services Committee almost entirely in secret. Last year only one quarter of Senators had an opportunity to amend the NDAA—and they did so almost entirely behind closed doors.

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If you’re on Twitter, go to and you’ll see the senators on the Committee who have voted against opening the discussions to the public, as well as new senators on the Committee. Click the tweet buttons under each senator's name to send them a personal message.

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