WASHINGTON -- Senior lawmakers and staff from the House and Senate armed services committees are hammering away on the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual bill that keeps the military up and running. But there are fewer chairs at the negotiating table this time. Show More Summary
The National Defense Authorization Act is a massive piece of legislation, outlining more than $600 billion in Pentagon spending. The almost 1,000 pages deal with topics ranging from aircraft purchases to the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Deep inside this tome are provisions that could affect the pay and civil service protections of more than 700,000 […]
Claire Chu Security, Asia In the face of China's growing power and aggressiveness, Congress wants the Pentagon to beef up Taiwan's military. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 (H.R. 1735) was passed in the House and the Senate on June 18, and now awaits approval of Senate-made changes. Show More Summary
On Thursday, the US Congress passed the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the US armed forces. According to the document, the Pentagon in coordination with the US State Department can spend up to $300 million on training, military equipment and logistics support for the Ukrainian military.
The US Senate has passed the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the US armed forces through 2016.
(Paul Mirengoff) Earlier this week, the Senate passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that limits the entire U.S. government to only the interrogation and detention techniques outlined in the Army Field Manual. Show More Summary
The United States Senate voted overwhelmingly to ban torture on Tuesday. The vote for the National Defense Authorization Act amendment was 78 to 21. Torture includes acts like waterboarding and rectal feeding, The Hill reported. The vote would amend interrogation methods, limiting the methods to those in the Army Field Manual. Show More Summary
These are the 21 Republican senators who voted against a McCain-Feinstein amendment to the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, strengthening the ban on torture. That includes their illustrious leader, Mitch McConnell.
“There’s truth that lives and truth that dies…” – Leonard Cohen In a bizarre mixture of the sincere and the insincere, an amendment proposed by a bipartisan group of senators to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is being touted as all but ending torture by the U.S. — if it passes. According to...
A new amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would prohibit the US government from continuing warrantless reviews of all Americans’ e-mails, Senator Tammy Baldwin said in a press release.
As Congress debates the mammoth bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are pressing their colleagues to include an amendment that would strengthen the prohibition against the kind of torture inflicted on suspected terrorists...
WASHINGTON -- A classified annex to the National Defense Authorization Act seeks to further enable the White House’s long-promised transition to end its secret CIA drone program and shift control of the targeted killing operation to the Pentagon. Speaking on background to discuss the classified addition, a U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers did Tuesday what rights groups and a broad chorus of government officials have urged for years: In this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, lawmakers proposed Congress formally outlaw torture. In an amendment sponsored by Armed Services Committee chair Sen. Show More Summary
Senator John McCain claims that Obama’s threat to veto the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act is wrong and rash.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the attention was on the anti-immigration aspects of the legislation, Republican lawmakers also hit the...Show More Summary
Michal Thim RIMPAC 2016, Asia Pure fantasy or grounded in reality? Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 that included a reference to a recent issue: China’s...Show More Summary
The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the US House of Representatives on Friday bans providing assistance to Russia for nuclear nonproliferation initiatives.
The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to withhold funding for the US implementation of the New START nuclear reduction agreement in the 2016 US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), according to the US House record.
US House Speaker John Boehner said that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will give US troops the resources needed to fight security threats that America faces.
The US House of Representative just approved (by a vote of 269 to 151) the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) funding moar warmongery for fiscal year 2016. However, the vote came short of a veto-proof majority and...Show More Summary