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Greetings from Washington, live blog readers.

The House passed a $ 768 billion defense bill last night, in a vote of 363-70, with 169 Democrats and 194 Republicans supporting the compromise measure.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a 2.7% pay hike for troops, an overhaul of the military justice system to tackle sexual assault, and a $ 25 billion increase in spending compared to that has Joe Biden had asked.

Some progressives, who had hoped to cut military spending now that Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House, have complained about the bill’s higher price tag.

“It’s amazing how quickly Congress is moving guns, but we can’t provide housing, care and justice for our veterans, nor invest in strong employment programs for districts like mine,” said a congressman. Jamaal Archer noted.

Congressman Jamaal Bowman
(@RepBowman)

$ 770 billion at the Pentagon easily passed the 363-70 house.

I voted No.

It’s amazing how quickly Congress is moving guns, but we can’t provide housing, care and justice for our veterans, nor invest in strong employment programs for districts like mine.

December 8, 2021

But Democratic leaders have defended the final version of the bill, saying it will help ensure U.S. military readiness in a rapidly changing world.

“The Chamber, under the direction of the President Adam Smith, passed a strong bipartisan defense bill that will keep America secure, defend our military personnel and their families, and advance our nation’s leadership in the world, ”said the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi noted.

“As the House sends this bill to the Senate, we will continue to deliver results for the people. “

The blog will have more to come, so stay tuned.



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