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House Passes $768 Billion Defense Spending Bill

Posted on AllSides September 24th, 2021
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed its version of a $768 billion defense policy bill for the 2022 fiscal year.

The vote was 316 to 113 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which sets policy for the Pentagon on a number of areas including from how many rifles and ships it should purchase to soldiers’ salaries to how best to approach geopolitical threats.

The annual defense authorization bill, which still needs to be negotiated with the Senate, directs the Pentagon to outline how it will...

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