House Passes Defense Spending Bill

The bill awaits the Senate vote before heading to the president’s desk.

The $768 billion annual defense spending bill for 2022 was passed by the House of Representatives late Tuesday night, sending it to the Senate. 

The vote came after leaders in the House and Senate Armed Services Committees announced they had reached an agreement to move the measure forward. 

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provides $25 billion more than the president sought, and includes in that amount $7.1 billion to “support and attempt to improve the current posture, capabilities, and activities of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific region.” The measure would also provide service members and Defense Department employees a 2.7 percent pay increase. There is also funding to overhaul the military justice system and update diversity training requirements. 

It is anticipated that the Senate will approve the measure and send it to President Biden’s desk for signature. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they prepare to vote on the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. 
  • For the president and Congress as they respond to increase tension and instability in the Indo-Pacific region.

Sources: Washington Examiner, NPR, CBS


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