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Mitch McConnell's Move Leaves Ted Cruz Out In The Hallway

last monthNews : Huffington Post

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

Defense bill hits pay and job security of Pentagon employees, could set wider precedent for federal workers

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 […]

Congress Wants the Pentagon to Empower Taiwan

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

US Decision on Lethal Weapons for Kiev Undermines Minsk Accords - Lawmaker

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.

US Senate Passes $612Bln 2016 Defense Funding Bill by Veto-Proof Majority

The US Senate has passed the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the US armed forces through 2016.

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz move to the left of Lindsey Graham on terrorist rights

(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

Senate Votes to Ban Torture, 78 to 21

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 21 Republicans—including Mitch McConnell—think the U.S. should torture people

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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.

Déjà vu on Interrogation “Reform”: McCain/Feinstein Amendment Won’t Stop Torture

“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...

New Bid Launched in Congress to Ban Warrantless E-Mail Surveillance

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.

It's time for Congress to deal with torture

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...

In Classified Corners Of Defense Bill, Lawmakers Back Drone Overhaul

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Congress Is Poised To Make Illegal Torture More Illegal

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

McCain: Obama Threat to Veto 2016 Defense Funding Bill 'Irresponsible'

Senator John McCain claims that Obama’s threat to veto the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act is wrong and rash.

What does defense spending have to do with endangered species? Everything, for Republicans

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Coming to RIMPAC 2016: Taiwan?

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

US Defense Bill Bans Funding of Russian Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts

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.

Congress Votes to Suspend Funds for US Implementation of New START Treaty

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 Applauds Passage of the Defense Authorization Bill

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.

House Passes Massive Defense Bill Which Obama Will Promptly Veto

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

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