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The House OKs a bipartisan defense policy bill that includes servicemember pay boost

Added 12-07-21 10:07:01pm EST - “The National Defense Authorization Act would also overhaul the military justice system.” - Npr.org

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The House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill negotiated between both parties and both chambers. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

The House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill negotiated between both parties and both chambers.

The House on Tuesday night passed a $768 billion defense bill, negotiated between both parties and both chambers, by a vote of 363-70.

The National Defense Authorization Act would boost pay by 2.7% for servicemembers, overhaul the military justice system and update diversity training requirements.

In a win for conservatives, a provision expanding the draft to include women was dropped from the compromise measure, despite being included in both the Senate and House versions of the NDAA and earlier bipartisan support for the provision.

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