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Senate OKs $858B Defense Authorization Bill for FY 2023

The $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 is now headed to the White House for President Joe Biden’s signature after the Senate voted 83-11 to pass the defense policy bill, The Hill reported Thursday.

The NDAA reflects a $45 billion increase from the president’s budget request and seeks to authorize $817 billion for the Department of Defense and $30 billion for the Department of Energy.

The measure includes $163 billion for procurement; $279 billion for operation and maintenance; $139 billion for research and development; $30 billion for defense-related nuclear programs; and $19 billion for military construction efforts.

The bill covers the authorization of $10 billion in military aid over five years to Taiwan, $6 billion for the European Deterrence Initiative and $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine.

The Senate’s decision came a week after the lower chamber passed the annual defense policy measure.

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