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Congress OKs Revised Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill

The Senate passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday in a 91-3 vote, following the House’s 370-58 approval of the same bill last week, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Jordaine Carney writes House and Senate negotiators trimmed about $5 billion from the 2016 Defense Authorization Act‘s original version in order to …

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Mac Thornberry: 2016 NDAA Would Be Step Toward Defense Acquisition Reform

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the 2016 defense policy bill is a significant first step in their efforts to revamp the Pentagon’s acquisition system, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes some observers like Thornberry see the current procurement process at the Defense Department as unfavorable to U.S. military …

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House, Senate Negotiators Agree on 2016 NDAA Revisions

Leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees have finalized a strategy to insert $5 billion of potential military funding cuts in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Karoun Demirjian writes the congressional negotiators modified a $612-billion NDAA in an effort to meet funding levels under a …

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President Obama Rejects $612B Defense Policy Bill

President Barack Obama has issued a veto on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, sending the legislation back to Congress over what he called a strategy to sidestep military budget caps, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordan Fabian writes the $612 billion NDAA was approved by the Senate in a 70-27 vote and the House through a …

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Senators Vote 70-27 to Send 2016 NDAA to White House

The Senate has sent the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 to the White House with a 70-27 vote that includes 20 from Democratic senators, The Hill reported Wednesday. Jordain Carney writes that the number of votes is enough to support Republican efforts to overturn President …

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Reports: Senate Sends 2016 Defense Policy Bill to Final Vote

The Senate voted 73-26 to advance the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 toward a final vote later this week amid talks of an expected presidential veto on the bill, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordain Carney writes that 21 Democrats joined the Republican majority to end debate on NDAA …

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Ashton Carter Recommends Veto of DoD Policy Bill for FY 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has recommended a veto of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 if it reaches the White House in its present form, The Hill reported Wednesday. Kristina Wong writes that Carter told reporters at a briefing that President Barack Obama has also indicated his …

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