US Senate Passes Legislation To End Military Paying NFL To Honor Troops

Published: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:27pm

The U.S. Senate has passed legislation aimed at stopping the Department of Defense spending to professional sports teams for honoring soldiers at their games. Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake sponsored the legislation. Flake said it’s about time this ends.

“It’s important that we stop this practice and make sure that when fans are there and they see this outpouring of support for the military, that they know it’s genuine,” Flake said.

McCain said it was unnecessary for the Department of Defense to spend millions of dollars a year on these events when professional sports teams already make billions of dollars a year. He said there no need to spend the money while the department is facing deep budget cuts.


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