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House passes new defense bill after President's veto
U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after his defense bill, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016,” S. 1356, passed the House today by a vote of 370-58:
“This year’s National Defense Authorization Act provides the resources our troops need for a strong national defense, and it does so in a fiscally-responsible way while also reforming the way the military does business and cares for the troops.
“For 53 straight years, Congresses of both parties have passed and presidents of both parties have signed into law defense authorizations bills. The President should sign this bill and pledge to never again use our troops as political bargaining chips.”
You can access a fact sheet with more information about the NDAA here.