Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law

Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law
President Joe Biden has signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending, を含む 2.7% pay raise for service members, にとって 2022

大統領 ジョー・バイデン signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law Monday, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending, を含む 2.7% pay raise for service members, にとって 2022.

The NDAA authorizes a 5% increase in military spending, and is the product of intense negotiations between 民主党 そして 共和党員 over issues ranging from reforms of the military justice system to COVID-19 vaccine requirements for soldiers.

“The Act provides vital benefits and enhances access to justice for military personnel and their families, and includes critical authorities to support our country’s national defense,” Biden said in a statement.

ザ・ $768.2 billion price tag marks $25 billion more than Biden initially requested from 会議 a prior proposal that was rejected by members of both parties out of concerns it would undermine U.S. efforts to keep pace militarily with 中国 とロシア.

The new bill passed earlier this month with bipartisan support, with Democrats and Republicans touting wins in the final package.

Democrats applauded provisions in the bill overhauling how the military justice system handles sexual assault and other related crimes, effectively taking prosecutorial jurisdiction over such crimes out of the hands of military commanders.

共和党員, その間, touted success in blocking an effort to add women to the draft, as well as the inclusion of a provision that bars dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.

The bill includes $7.1 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative and a statement of congressional support for the defense of Taiwan, measures intended to counteract China’s influence in the region.

It also includes $300 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, a show of support in the face of Russian aggression, 及び $4 billion for the European Defense Initiative.

In his statement, the president also outlined a number of provisions his administration opposes over what he characterized as “constitutional concerns or questions of construction.”

Those planks include provisions that restrict the use of funds to transfer or release individuals detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, which the Biden administration is moving to close. Biden’s statement saidthe provisionsunduly impair” the executive branch’s ability to decide when and where to prosecute detainees and where to send them when they’re released, and could constrain U.S. negotiations with foreign countries over the transfer of detainees in a way that could undermine national security.

The law also has provisions barring goods produced by forced Uyghur labor in China from entering the U.S., and it begins to lay out plans for the new Global War on Terror Memorial, which would be the latest addition to the National Mall.

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