House Passes $768 Billion Defense Policy Bill

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2021
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US House, defense spending
T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $768 billion defense policy bill after lawmakers abruptly dropped proposals that would have required women to register for the draft, repealed the 2002 authorization of the Iraq war and imposed sanctions for a Russian gas pipeline, in a late-year drive to salvage a bipartisan priority.

The legislation, unveiled hours before the vote, put the Democratic-led Congress on track to increase the Pentagon’s budget by roughly $24 billion above what President Biden had requested, angering antiwar progressives who had hoped that their party’s control...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/07/us/politics/defense-budget-democrats-biden.html

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