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House Passes Massive $858 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

The House passed a record defense authorization bill which sends the massive bill to the Senate for approval before it can be sent to Biden’s desk for approval. Due to the need to have the Senate vote on the bill prior to the year’s end, the House suspended the rules allowing for the measure to pass with only a two-thirds majority. The bill passed with a mostly bipartisan vote of 350-80. The legislation included a 4.6% pay increase for military service members and Department of Defense civilians.

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