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US Accuses Russia of Militarizing Space While Doing the Same for Years

Washington is set to start deterring Russia in space. President Barack Obama in a letter notified Congress that in "accordance with section 1613 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016" he had summited a classified report on deterring "adversaries in space."

US Congress Slams Spain for Allowing Russian Ships Into Its Ports

Washington is apparently quite with some of NATO's European members, particularly Spain, for letting Russian ships refuel and resupply in their ports that the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the Pentagon to report to Congress on those countries that host Russian vessels.

Boots, Bombs, B-52s -- and the Indefinite Detention of Americans: The Newest NDAA

From warheads to textbooks for young hopefuls at Annapolis -- from MRE sandwiches that can last two years in the Afghan desert to the decision about how many troops will go overseas -- the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, is the book of books when it comes to defense spending. Show More Summary

US Congress Impose More Oversight on Weapons Sales to Saudis - Lawmakers

The US Congress should have better oversight of military sales to Saudi Arabia, according to an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced by Senators Chris Murphy and Rand Paul said in a statement.

ENFORCING LEGAL LIMITS ON GITMO TRANSFERS: My Daily Caller oped discusses the forthcoming transfer…

ENFORCING LEGAL LIMITS ON GITMO TRANSFERS: My Daily Caller oped discusses the forthcoming transfers of one-third of the remaining 80 Gitmo detainees, and how Congress might enforce the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act’s limits on such transfers.

‘Underfunded, Unready’: John McCain Wants $17 Billion More for US Defense

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is expected to ask for an additional $17 billion in defense funding, via an amendment to the $602 billion 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that arrives on the Senate floor this week.

Sage Grouse, Clean Water Act Under Attack by House—Again

Is the House GOP declaring war on sportsmen?  That question is raised by some amendments that House members attached to the National Defense Authorization Act it passed last week.  One would kill a conservation program for the Greater...Show More Summary

Federal Funds to Fight Sex Trafficking Could Go to Big Abortion Businesses, Say Activists

Pro-life advocates are warning that Senate Republicans have included a provision in the critically important National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could enable millions of dollars designated to fight sex trafficking to be used to promote or fund abortion.

Fight Over LGBT Vote On House Floor A Sign Of The Sad State Of The Union

On May 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 that would have protected the rights of LGBT workers on federal jobs. The vote turned into a fight as the House Republicans altered the voting procedure, twisted the arms of legislators and defeated the amendment.... Show More Summary

Douchebag Decree: Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell

Robyn Pennacchia Late Wednesday night, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act—a huge-ass, 1,299-page appropriations bill that funds the entire military—277-147, with 142 Democrats and five Republicans opposed. Shockingly, the worst thing in this bill is not the absurd amount of money we are spending on the military. Show More Summary

House Approves Defense Bill That Would Undo Obama’s LGBT Executive Orders on Job Bias

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The U.S. House of Representatives last night approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which contained a “religious liberty” amendment added by freshman Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) which undermines President Obama’s 2014 execut… Read The post House Approves Defense Bill That Would Undo Obama’s LGBT Executive Orders on Job Bias appeared first on Towleroad.

House Approves National Defense Authorization Act Embedded With Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Provision

Today, HRC called out the U.S. House of Representatives for approving a new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) containing an anti-LGBT provision that would allow sweeping taxpayer-funded discrimination. “Taxpayer funded discrimination...Show More Summary

House Passes Bill That Lets Government Contractors Fire People For Being LGBT

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a massive National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday, and tucked inside of it, a provision that would allow federal contractors to fire employees for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The language, slipped into the bill by Rep. Show More Summary

House Rules Committee Rejects Vote on Amendment Safeguarding LGBT Protections in Federal Contracting

Today, HRC blasted the House Republican Leadership for preventing a debate and vote on an amendment to remove an anti-LGBT provision from the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) offered...Show More Summary

US Defense Secretary Calls for Congress to Veto Military Funding Bill

Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stated that National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the US House of Representatives is slated to debate this week reflects an unacceptable gamble with US national security and should be vetoed in its current form.

Congress Balks On Female Draft Vote

The Senate Rules Committee has downgraded the language of the H.R. 4909 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which proposed...

On the Brink of Disaster: Can Congress Save the U.S. Military?

Justin T. Johnson Security, The defense authorization bill is the best chance Congress has to stop the downward spiral that our military faces This week the House of Representatives takes up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017. Show More Summary

Our next President must rebuild the Navy

The Government Accountability office has reviewed the Navy’s operations, according to a requirement placed in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Well, that report is in, and it’s looking dismal. If we want to maintain our strength, we’re going to have to rebuild the Navy. Show More Summary

Ron Paul: Drafting Women Means Equality In Slavery

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Last week the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring women to register with Selective Service....Show More Summary

Republicans Stop Abortions on Military Bases

Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee rejected an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have turned military base hospitals into abortion centers. Department of Defense policy does not allow taxpayer-funded abortions. Show More Summary

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