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House passes National Defense Authorization Act

Added 12-08-21 01:18:02am EST - “The House passed the compromise version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday.” - Nypost.com

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The House passed the compromise version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday, providing $25 billion more than President Biden’s request for Defense spending. 

The $768 billion measure looks to allocate  $740 billion toward Department of Defense programs, $27.8 billion for Department of Energy national security programs and $378 million for other defense-related matters. 

The legislation includes a 2.7 percent pay raise for the troops, increases paternal leave for service members 

As Ukraine faces increased threats from Russia, the measure would provide $300 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which is aimed at helping provide Kyiv the resources needed to combat aggressions at its border. The bill includes language calling for the secretary of Defense to provide “detailed reports” on counterterrorism efforts and plans to address Americans and Afghan allies that remain in Afghanistan following the military’s turbulent exit from the country earlier this year. An independent commission tasked with looking into the war in Afghanistan would also be established. 

While the measure that passed the House in September included a provision requiring women to enlist in the draft, the controversial language was omitted from the compromise bill, providing a win for conservatives who were vocal in their opposition to the measure. 

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