Senate Passes Defense Spending Bill, Repeals Vax Mandate

  • The Senate on Thursday passed the National Defense Authorization Act, an $858 billion spending package and sent it to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature.
  • Included in the plan is a 4.6 percent pay increase for American forces, a provision to end the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and authorized additional funding for Ukraine and Taiwan, according to NBC News.
  • The bill passed in an 83-11 vote after clearing the House by a 350-80 margin.
  • A Republican amendment to expedite the termination of the vaccine mandate failed to receive enough votes to be incorporated into the plan.
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