The House on Thursday passed a massive $717 billion dollar defense authorization spending bill on Thursday.
The House on Thursday effortlessly passed its $717 billion defense policy bill for fiscal 2019, with more than 100 Democrats backing the measure alongside Republicans.
The House's version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed 351-66, with 131 Democrats siding with 220 Republicans to support the bill. Among those that voted against the bill were seven Republicans.
"The best way to summarize this bill is that it takes the next steps," Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said on the House floor before the vote.
"The next steps to rebuilding our military and reforming the Pentagon, the next steps towards strengthening our country's national security."
It’s about time we rebuilt our military. It is an important step in making America Strong Again.
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