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House passes defense bill targeting abortion access, transgender troops and diversity

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House on Friday narrowly passed a defense policy bill that tacked on conservative culture war provisions to a bipartisan effort to improve quality of life for service members. The vote fell largely along party lines, 217-199, and followed days of heated debate over the $895 billion Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act, an annual must-pass bill that this year named the well-being of troops as a top focus. The House Armed Services Committee had sent the legislation to the full House with...

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