BOOM! House Passes EPIC Bill to Make our Military Great Again


It’s official!
Trump has fulfilled yet another one of his promises.
The House just passed a $696.5 billion defense policy bill.
This bill goes far above what Trump requested for the budget, and will undoubtedly make our military great like it once was!
From The Hill
The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a wide-ranging, $696.5 billion defense policy bill that goes far above President Trump’s budget request.
Lawmakers voted 344-81 on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which broadly lays out policy and spending rules for the Pentagon and the military branches.
The bill would authorize $621.5 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget and Energy Department nuclear programs and $75 billion for war funding, known as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account.
In addition, the bill takes $10 billion in OCO dollars to pay for base budget needs.
Only eight Republicans voted against the legislation, which passes Trump’s defense request of $603 billion.
The bill has a few roadblocks ahead of it, with the biggest issue in the form of spending caps as stipulated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA).
That act sets the Pentagon base budget as no higher than $549 billion. Lawmakers must either repeal the BCA or increase its budget caps.
Democrats pushed for the latter solution on the House floor prior to the bill passing.

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