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
Will the President veto the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015?
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
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
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
This week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government, will score a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in its consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435).
On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said he was for the "principle" of granting citizenship to DREAMers who serve in the military, but the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was not the place to do it. Cantor...Show More Summary
Being debated today in Congress is The Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435). It is the latest proposed National Defense Authorization Act. According to the House Armed Services Committee, the bill “will … Continue reading ?
If you're wondering why the USA Freedom Act finally started moving forward again, a good place to look is tomorrow's vote on re-upping the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), with a variety of folks in the House proposing amendments that would lead to defunding certain NSA activities. Show More Summary
This week, the full House is taking up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes some space-related provisions, such as authorizing funding for a domestic rocket engine to replace the RD-180. The Senate Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, is working on its own version of the NDAA this week in closed sessions. [...]
At a price tag of more than $4.8 billion since opening, the prison facility at Guantánamo Bay has long been both a moral and financial catastrophe. But the National Defense Authorization Act – headed to the floor of the House of Representatives...Show More Summary
These Republicans just can't stop themselves. They love playing with fire: Representative Duncan Hunter of California submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would authorize the “use of force against those...Show More Summary
On Monday, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would allow DREAMers who received temporary amnesty under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action plan to become eligible to apply to U.S. Show More Summary
Duncan Hunter/Facebook A photo from Rep. Duncan D. Hunter's Facebook page shows him during a tour of duty with the U.S. Marines. R ep. Duncan Hunter of California submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that...Show More Summary
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed direction entirely Friday, saying through a spokesman that he doesn’t plan to allow any amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens through the ENLIST Act. Show More Summary
Later this morning the House Armed Services Committee will mark up its draft fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for the Defense Department and contains various policy provisions. One of the biggest space-related provisions, located in the Strategic Forces section, is to authorize work on a new liquid-propellant rocket engine [...]
.. The U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear our case [Hedges vs Obama] concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law. Show More Summary
On May 5th the Center for Security Policy released a letter in which "sixteen influential former leaders of the U.S. military" express strong opposition to a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment that will "open service...Show More Summary
A subcommittee established by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act released findings criticizing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) push to "remove commanders' authority in military sexual assault crimes." Gillibrand argues that...Show More Summary
Dwayne Stovall, a Tea Party candidate challenging Senator John Cornyn for his seat in the United States Senate, has brought the controversial aspects of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into the primary race. Stovall is not alone in challenging Senator Cornyn in the primary; U.S. Show More Summary