House Passes National Defense Authorization Act Of 2018

House Approves Defense-Policy Measure; Senate Action Still Needed

House Approves Defense-Policy Measure; Senate Action Still Needed

His amendment to identify potential funding and capability shortfalls in the nation's nuclear enterprise, such as the Y-12 nuclear facility near Oak Ridge, passed in this latest NDAA, which sets annual defense policy and funding.

Over White House objections, the bill added a bipartisan measure crafted by Smith and Thornberry, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, requiring the Defense Department to inform Congress within 48 hours of "any sensitive military cyber operation".

The Trump administration proposed a defense budget of $603 billion, but the House passed spending of $65 billion in overseas combat funding and $631.6 billion in base defense spending.

The proposal would also fund a new branch of the military focused on outer space, despite reservations from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Smith is the top ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

He described Americans' sacrifices during World War II.

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The House also got into a contentious debate over Islam and an amendment from Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks to study "the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging".

"Simply put, we would have lost the war and our freedom".

"This bill takes the necessary steps to begin to rebuild and reform our military, including billions in additional funds to begin to close the risky readiness gaps our troops are facing", he said in a statement. "That's unconstitutional", said Minnesota Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison, one of two Muslims in the House.

That fight will occur later this year over the defense appropriations bill, which is a separate piece of legislation that allocates spending for the Pentagon. The 2018 NDAA represents a almost $50 billion increase over the former President's budget proposal.

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