A compromise $900 billion defense bill does not contain any restrictions on paying for military members’ travel to get an abortion, nor does the bill block coverage of transition surgeries for transgenders and hormone treatments.
The bill also extends controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for four months. Republican-backed proposals to rein in diversity efforts, teach critical race theory, and institute a salary cap and hiring freeze for the diversity workforce were all included in the final bill.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) believes the GOP gave away too much.
“No member of the NDAA conference had any influence on this process. It was done in secret meetings with no input from conferees,” she tweeted.
“Now, we’re supposed to just grin and take it with no say in the final bill.”
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers who serve on both chambers’ Armed Services committees on Wednesday night released compromise text for the annual National Defense Authorization Act. This year’s NDAA, which lays out top policy priorities for the Pentagon, calls for a 5.2% pay raise for service members and military training assistance to…
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