House Passes National Defense Authorization Act

The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, a bill that authorizes $612 billion in government funding for programs at the Department of Defense. The bill, which Democrats have been highly criticizing, now heads to the Senate and still faces a White House veto threat. The Senate Armed Services Committee completed a closed mark-up of their version of the bill on Thursday and it's not clear when that chamber will consider their version on the Senate floor. In regards to Democrats against the bill, House Speaker John Boehner said,"Let me be clear. This vote is about whether you support our men and women in uniform."

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