The House on Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a major defense policy bill that would restrict Pentagon policies on abortion access, medical care for transgender troops, and diversity schemes in the military.
House Republicans passed H.R. 2670 219-210, on mostly partisan lines. The bill authorizes $866 billion for national programs in the 2024 fiscal year.
The NDAA contains many conservative victories, although those victories may face an uphill struggle now that the bill moves to the Democrat-controlled Senate. If the Senate passes its own version of the bill, the two chambers will have to reconcile the differences through a conference committee.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) said on the House floor on Friday, “It will enhance the congressional oversight of the DOD. It will improve the quality of life for our service…