US House passes defense bill authorizing record spending


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a sweeping bill setting policy for the Department of Defense on Friday, but the “must-pass” bill’s chances of becoming law were uncertain after Republicans added a series of culturally conservative amendments.

The House passed its version of the fiscal 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which sets policy for the Pentagon and authorizes $886 billion in spending, by a vote of 219-210.


(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Ismail Shakil)

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