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Senate Passes $770 Billion Annual Defense Bill

Senate Passes $770 Billion Annual Defense Bill

From: Axios

The Senate voted 88-11 on Wednesday to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), sending the $770 billion, must-pass legislation to President Biden’s desk after weeks of delay.

  • The original tally was 89-10 but Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) later went to the floor and changed his vote from a “yes” to a “no.”

Why it matters: The annual bill provides funding and sets policy for the Pentagon. It’s been passed by Congress on a bipartisan basis every year for the past six decades.

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