President Obama is receiving the veto-proof defense spending bill from the Senate. He can sign it or not, it won’t matter. Can you believe the vote was 92-7? I guess that is what happens when you are a lame duck President and Democrat Senators are worried about re-election. Sequestration is now an endangered species.
As Written and reported by president45donaldtrump.com
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn into office yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Republican-controlled Congress from already getting started on his agenda, most specifically that of rebuilding and strengthening the military.
According to Fox News, the Senate voted 92-7 on Thursday to pass the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, a spending bill of about $611 billion that will fund the military for fiscal year 2017.
The veto-proof bill, which has already passed the House by an extremely wide margin, will increase defense spending over the amount President Barack Obama had requested, halt the draw-down of active-duty Army troops, forestall planned base closings, prohibit the closure of the military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and give troops a long-awaited pay raise.
Stars and Stripes reported that the 2017 NDAA included the largest pay raise for the troops in six years, which could kick in as early as Jan. 1.
That pay raise of ….
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