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It's Official: 2015 Pay Rates

President Obama has signed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 1 percent increase in military pay for 2015. Check out the complete pay charts on Military.com.

Resolution Copper land swap bill signed into law

President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Ac, which includes a provision for the land swap (Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act) needed for the underground Resolution Copper mine to move forward.Resolution...Show More Summary

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

DeSmogBlog recently revealed how Big Oil's lobbyists snuck expedited permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands into the National Defense Authorization Act ( NDAA ) of 2015, which passed in the U.S. House and Senate...Show More Summary

Congress Renewed Pentagon Program To Cheat Small Businesses Into 28th Year

President Obama will sign the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) any day now and renew a Pentagon program that has cheated American small businesses out of hundreds of billons if not trillions of dollars in subcontracts for more than a quarter of a century. The 25-year-old Pentagon Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (Test Program) [...]

Senate Defense Bill Allows Obama to Steal Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Land From Western States

Instead of concerning itself with our national defense, the new Senate National Defense Authorization Act provides for the federal government to steal millions of acres of land from western states like Montana. The defense bill was passed...Show More Summary

Provision in NDAA Benefits Native Corp. That Contributed to Murkowski's Write-In Campaign

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) negotiated the inclusion of a land entitlement provision in the "must-pass" National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for a Sealaska, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation that helped fund her re-election in 2010 as a write-in candidate. Show More Summary

John McCain and Congress helping mining company steal ancestral, ceremonial Apache land

Apache Leap an area that would be included in the Copper mining land grab that Sen McCain snuck into the recent defense bill. On December 4, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Hidden in the defense bill was...Show More Summary

Over Easy: 2015 NDAA Will Give Apache Ancestral Land to a Foreign Mining Company

Last week, the House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and attached a rider on page 1105 that would give 2400 acres of National Forest that is cherished ancestral Native American land in southeast Arizona to a subsidiary of a large international mining conglomerate.

House Vote to Pass NDAA Violates GOP's 2010 Pledge to America

Republican House members who voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) broke the 2010 GOP Pledge to America. Under a section entitled “Read the Bill” in the Pledge to America that Republicans penned up in 2010, theShow More Summary

Resolution Copper land swap passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a package of lands bills, among them the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. The latter involves transfer of about 2,400...Show More Summary

Congress Votes To Cut Soldier Benefits In 2015 NDAA Bill

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 by a vote count of 227-191, with 16 members of Congress not participating. Quite a few of those supposed conservative Republican...Show More Summary

Defense spending bill passes, sequester must now go

The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House today with a huge, bipartisan majority of 300 to 119. The bill to fund the military (in the amount of $585 billion) now goes to the Senate where it has bipartisan support. In an emailed statement, majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.) summarized its key provisions: “The […]

Land Grab Provisions Attached to NDAA Draw Ire From Cruz and Coburn

The inclusion of a public lands package in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) compromise has drawn criticism from two prominent conservative voices in the upper chamber. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers are celebrating the inclusion. Show More Summary

NDAA Includes Cuts in Pay Raise and Benefits for Troops

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) agreement, reached by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both chambers, will lower the pay raise for troops, slow the growth in housing allowances, and increase co-pays for most of their prescriptions. Show More Summary

Lame Duck Congress Reportedly Sneaking Land Grab Into National Defense Authorization Act

While the establishment media keeps us distracted with football and Ferguson, the federal behemoth continues to expand at the expense of our liberty and our standard of living. Already the

Ferguson's Rep. Lacy Clay Voted Against Amendment to Limit Military Surplus Transfers to Local Cops, Just Two Months Ago

4 months agoNews : Reason

In June, the House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act.  Among the amendments was one by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) which would’ve prohibited funds from being used to ransfer certain kinds of military surplus to local police departments. Show More Summary

Why Is the White House Not Pleased With Defense Spending Bill H.R. 4435?

Will the President veto the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015?

Inside the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Plan for the Pentagon

Daniel R. DePetris Security, United States Interested in the National Defense Authorization Act, the bill that comes out every year, consisting of hundreds upon hundreds of pages?  Well, not many Americans are.  But for the U.S. defense...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

At least one branch of government is doing something constructive. “The House of Representatives’ version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed on Thursday afternoon by a bipartisan majority of 325-98, contained significant funding for Israel’s missile defense programs. Show More Summary

Time to Close Guantanamo -- Not One More Day

This week, the Obama administration showed some needed moral courage, threatening to veto the entire FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act if it includes "unwarranted restrictions regarding the Guantanamo detainees" and expressing support for an amendment by Rep. Show More Summary

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