Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday urged colleagues to include strong measures to help sexual assault victims in the military as part of the next major defense bill. “As you prepare the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014,...
Enactment of last year's National Defense Authorization Act brought about a long overdue and welcome change on the military health care front by allowing military women and dependents to receive insurance coverage for abortion in cases of rape or incest. Show More Summary
A state bill sponsored by Republican Tim Donnelly would guarantee Californians protection from the threat of indefinite detention made possible by the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill is called the California Liberty Preservation Act. Show More Summary
For the past two years, House Republicans have attempted to use the National Defense Authorization Act to solidify some anti-gay principles into military codes, including a ban on same-sex weddings on military bases, a “license to bully” that encouraged anti-gay harassment, and redundant conscience protections for military chaplains. Show More Summary
Michael Moore is taking a stand against President Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act by supporting a lawsuit that seeks to change the “dangerous” measure, and he’s urging others to do the same. The filmmaker and liberal activist...Show More Summary
Argument in the government’s appeal against the provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which grants the military the authority to indefinitely detain US citizens, took place this morning at the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals.
"Dear Joe, When Congress recently passed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), President Obama had a choice between right and wrong. And he chose to throw the Constitution out the window and continue in his support of the Homosexual Agenda by stating he would not enforce Section 533 of the NDAA. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 into law, Jan. 2. Among other things, the act authorizes a 1.7-percent increase in Soldier pay, effective Jan. 1, as well as funds for Army procurement, operations, maintenance, and research and development for both the generating force as well as for the [...]
by John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C.,January 13, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Provisions that protect the conscience rights of military chaplains that were included in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are “unnecessary and ill-advised” said President Obama in a signing statement this week. Section…
More than a spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 also includes provisions dealing with military suicides and the accommodation of the conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs of service members.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013, sparking a firestorm of liberal outrage. At issue is the bill’s language to keep Guantanamo Bay open, provisions that Mr. Obama previously threatened to veto. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday. The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things that cannot be done without [the authorization act],” said a senior defense official speaking on background. The act [...]
Law of the Land: President Obama has signed the 2013 version of the National Defense Authorization Act—and with it, the provision that would allow the U.S. military to indefinitely detain any U.S. citizen—into law. This year’s version...Show More Summary
Specifically troublesome are provisions keeping prisoners at Gitmo and indefinite detentions. Civil liberties advocates had roundly criticized the bill over Guantanamo and a separate section that could allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens on suspicions of supporting terrorism. Show More Summary
(John Elwood) Today the President issued a signing statement regarding H.R. 4310, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.” I haven’t written much on President Obama’s constitutional signing statements recently (those...Show More Summary
Here it is, straight from the horse’s (DOD) mouth, as written by American Forces Press Service’s Jim Garamone: President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday. The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things [...]
President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on January 2 with provisions that restrict the transfer of Guantanamo detainees and further impede closure of the prison. Furthermore, nothing was done...Show More Summary
The president signed the new National Defense Authorization Act today, despite a previous promise to veto the measure if provisions that prevented him from closing the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay were included.
President Barack Obama signed the intelligence authorization bill—the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included in the bill were restrictions that would make it harder for his administration to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison and the Bagram prison in Afghanistan.
President Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, but he issued several signing statements qualifying his measured support of its various provisions. In particular, he condemned the “conscience clause” included in the conference version of the bill, a watered-down version of the “license to discriminate” proposed by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) last year. President [...]