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House Votes Overwhelmingly to Approve $858 Billion Military Spending Bill

HeadlineDec 09, 2022

The House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly in favor of an $858 billion military spending bill. Just 45 Democrats and 35 Republicans voted against the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. Among them was outgoing New York Democratic Congressmember Mondaire Jones, who wrote after the vote, “While working families are being crushed by inflation, we shouldn’t be spending $45 billion MORE than the president requested in the NDAA. Certainly not on top of an already bloated $800+ billion dollar Pentagon budget full of lobbyist giveaways.” Meanwhile, President Biden warned Thursday the U.S. will face “disastrous consequences” if lawmakers fail to pass a sweeping spending package by a December 16 deadline in order to avoid a government shutdown.

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