US Senate passes huge defense spending bill | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 03, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:18 AM, August 03, 2018

US Senate passes huge defense spending bill

The US Senate easily passed a $716.3 billion defense authorization bill Wednesday that ramps up military spending and bolsters America's posture against Russia, while avoiding policy changes that would have antagonized President Donald Trump. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed 87 to 10 in the Senate a week after clearing the House of Representatives, and now heads to the White House for Trump's signature.

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