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House Overrides NDAA Veto, Passes Stimulus Payment Increase

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The House voted 322-87 Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act, Politico reported. The Senate is set to reconvene Tuesday to consider the annual defense policy bill, which Trump rejected a week ago over provisions that would remove from military installations the names of Confederate leaders, set restrictions on the withdrawal of U.S. warfighters from Europe and Afghanistan and provide liability protection for social media companies, also known as Section 230.

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Congress OKs Spending Package With $900B COVID-19 Relief Fund

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A spending package that includes $900B in COVID-19 relief funds is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature after the Senate passed the bill in a 92-6 vote late Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The Senate’s decision came hours after the House voted 359-53 to approve the relief measure and a $1.4T spending bill that would fund government operations through the end of September.

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House OKs $740.5B Defense Policy Bill for FY 2021; Rep. Adam Smith Quoted

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The House on Tuesday voted 335-78 to pass a bill that would authorize $740.5B in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense, The Wall Street Journal reported. The FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, named after Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, includes hazard pay for warfighters and directs the administration to send a comprehensive assessment of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan before it can use funds. The NDAA prevents the White House from pulling out warfighters from Germany until 120 days after the DoD secretary reviews the moves.

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Senate Introduces $696B FY 2021 Defense Bill Under $1.4T Spending Package

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The Senate on Tuesday proposed a $1.4T spending package that includes $696B in defense appropriations for fiscal year 2021, Defense News reports. Senators must reconcile the upper chamber's 12-bill package with the House, which passed in July a $694.6B defense spending bill for FY 2021 as part of a $1.3T package, and reach a deal before a continuing resolution expires on Dec. 11 to avoid a government shutdown.

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COVID-19 Relief Measure to Earmark Additional $1B for Technology Modernization Fund

House lawmakers have proposed to allocate an additional $1B for the Technology Modernization Fund as part of the proposed HEROES Act to back information technology transformation initiatives in support of domestic and overseas COVID-19 prevention, preparation and response efforts, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.

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