House passes NDAA authorizing huge spending boost for Trump’s Defense Department

July 14, 2017

The House on Friday passed a defense policy bill that calls for more ships, aircraft, and soldiers, and authorizes $696 billion in defense spending in fiscal year 2018, well above President Trump’s request.

The House approved the National Defense Authorization Act after days of debate that saw lawmakers block many controversial amendments to the bill, including a proposed ban on transgender medical care for troops and the closure of excess military facilities. The House defeated that in a narrow 209-214 vote.

On Friday morning, the House also shot down a proposal from Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., that would have required the Defense Department to assess the use of violent Islamic religious doctrine to support terrorism. Lawmakers defeated that amendment in another close vote, 208-217, which was followed by cheers on the floor from some Democrats.

A measure creating a new Space Corps military service survived debate and remained in the bill despite opposition from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Air Force leaders and the White House.

32 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • maxx says:

    All this sounds like the correct thing to do. However, the Senate is the real problem. That is where McConnell and his pack of Rino traitors do their dirty work. They will make a joke of this common sense proposal like they always do.

  • dmttbt says:

    I am not sure if this was a victory or not. He did get over the amount he was asking for but not for the things he was asking for. History will give this as he asked for this much and got even more. That is not exactly what happened.

  • Tiger says:

    So these assholes that call themselves Republicans, OK’d the transgender surgeries that cost us billions and the jerk pieces of shit that join just to get this, can’t be deployed for 2 years due to the hormones and surgeries.

    “The House approved the National Defense Authorization Act after days of
    debate that saw lawmakers block many controversial amendments to the
    bill, including a proposed ban on transgender medical care for troops
    and the closure of excess military facilities. The House defeated that
    in a narrow 209-214 vote.”

    Every single one of these bastards that stopped that ban on transgender MEDICAL CARE needs to be voted out in 2018. WHAT WE HAVE IS NOTHING BUT ONE STUPID, INSIPID, UNFETTERED, PARTY OF PANSY ASSES THAT ARE PROGRESSIVES/COMMUNISTS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???????????????? TRANSGENDER SURGERIES???????????????????


    1. Rodney Steward says:

      You go Girl, a good one!!

      1. Retired says:

        Or themselves ???? Remember the gay lobby brings them money .

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          LOL, that’s probably the real truth, bunch of hummmers!! 🙂

      2. Tiger says:

        Yepper and thanks.

    2. Retired says:

      We have more gays in congress than the public knows .Then don’t forget about the lobbyist in that group .

      1. Tiger says:

        Indeed we do along with pedophiles and even Kennedy made mention of it. They are writing with disgusting people and need running out on rails.

        1. Retired says:

          In the old days they would have fried at the stake along with the witches .

    3. Dee says:

      This is Sick !! I hope the names of these morons is provided to us . Time to help Trump drain that swamp in 2018 and forward .

      1. Tiger says:

        You can Google and see who did this, yes it is sick and all part of the plan to destroy us.

  • Jose says:

    What I need to know is the names of all those who opposed: a proposed ban on transgender medical care for troops and assess the use of violent Islamic religious doctrine to support terrorism as I want to make sure they DO NOT get my vote.
    We need a strong military force of those that are of their birth sex and not one who does not even know who they hell they are. Allowing those who hide behind their religion to spread/support terrorism is anti-American and they need to be deported/charged with a crime.

    1. Grandhuff says:

      Look above in the thread, Tiger supplied info how to find out. Issa was one on them!

  • Richard Bagenstose says:

    if oboma wouldn’t have gutted the military we wouldn’t have to rebuild it ,now stop handing out welfare and food stamps to illegals and refugees and you’ll have the money to pay for it

    1. American Me says:

      Agreed,If they can’t support themselves,deport them back to where they came from.No more free rides on the backs of American taxpayers.

    2. Dee says:

      You’re right Richard ! He tore Our Military apart , all to undermine us and make us weak so his people wouldn’t have a hard time defeating us . Thank Goodness for Trump ! I can’t even imagine what the Creep Hitlery would have added to our destruction . And Yes We Taxpayers are Sick and Tired of footing the bill for the bums Obummer brought over and let in . We are a country of immigrants , but the way it used to be was people coming in Legally and busting their butts to make a good life for themselves , not criminals and terrorists undermining Our Constitution and way of life all to do it while we support them . God help us get through the Damage obummer did to us .

  • Pete says:

    Not quite 1/8 of the way thru his first term & more positive things have been accomplished internationally than most administrations get done in 8 years.
    Add to that the new law to overhaul the VA & the deep sixing of a ton of burdensome regulations makes it a remarkable six months.
    Just think of the progress once he gets up to full speed.
    Gotta love it!!!

    1. Jmanjo says:

      Yes, and he would have accomplished a lot more if it had not been for the worthless liberals.

      1. dmttbt says:

        Including the worthless liberals who say they are conservative republicans.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal says:

    696 billion, well that sounds like a good start, so I wonder if Trump will use any of that 696 billion for the wall ?

    1. Barbara Vollick says:

      No but the funds for the wall are allocated in the 2018 budget!

      1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

        Correct, however, there is only 1.6 billion set aside in that budget for the wall, so then, what about the rest of it ?

        1. Pete says:

          Pay as you build, works in business so will work here. DC elite hate the idea since they can’t milk it for kickbacks.

          1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            agreed !!!!!

        2. Retired says:

          What would be interesting to know is how much of that 1.6 billion will actually end up as a wall ??? Just like the last amount how many feet were actually built ???

          1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            looks like we will have to wait and see.

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            Same here, I’m not holding my breath on anything right now!

  • James Wherry says:

    Have we not investigated white supremacists and American nationalists and their impact on the military? If so, why not jihadists? It’s evident they’ve made war on us and worked to recruit our military from within.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      No muslim should be in our military, our oath doesn’t mean crap to them! Sure there are good ones out there, but why will the good not stand up to the bad! This makes the whole barrel of apples bad!!

      1. Retired says:

        Since the drop of the Draft Standards were lowered for Minority people and the service got a lot of trash and women became pregnant without fathers that cost Tax dollars . One of the biggest mistakes that the libbers made for the Military

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          You got that right RT., and a lot of this lowered standard is people that go in to keep from going to jail, and now there’s way to many mexicans going in and one of my family members said some can’t speak enough english to even be in! What makes me sick is what they’ve done about prayer everywhere, he$$ this is America! You play our games or get out or shut up!

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