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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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Frank Kendall: Lawmakers Removed NDAA’s Acquisition Reform Language Under Debate

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the acquisition reform language under debate in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 have mostly been removed following talks between lawmakers, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kendall told his audience at a Defense One event that the Defense Department will further review …

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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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Report: Senate to Consider 3-Month Funding Bill

The Senate will mull a $1.02 trillion stopgap measure that adds $74.7 billion for the military’s overseas contingency operations and funds the government through Dec. 11, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that the measure works to support efforts to prevent a government shutdown and enable lawmakers to take up …

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RSC’s Bill Flores Outlines Provisions on Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, has outlined the provisions in a new omnibus appropriations bill that he said will fully fund national security efforts in fiscal year 2016. According to an RSC document released Tuesday, the proposed Responsible Spending and Accountability Act combines the House’s six approved …

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