In a vote of 70-27, the Senate has approved the National Defense Authorization Act, a $612 billion defense spending bill. The National Defense...
WASHINGTON -- Time to bring out the veto pen, Mr. President. The Senate on Wednesday passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act, sending it on to President Barack Obama in spite of the White House's repeated threats to veto the measure. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Enough Senate Democrats sided with Republicans on Tuesday to advance a key defense bill, defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama. The White House had vowed to block the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016,...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama should veto the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over provisions that would make it nearly impossible to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay by the end of his second term in office, Human Rights First said in a press release.
You need look no further than the president’s threatened veto of the National Defense Authorization Act to see how indifferent he is to the military over which he acts as commander in chief. The Associated Press reports: The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat. The […]
As Congress returns from its summer recess, the armed services committees in both chambers are expected to adopt a National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year beginning October 1 that will restore weapons-buying authority to the military services. That authority has been eroded over the last 30 years by a [...]
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.