Update: WASHINGTON, July 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), on Thursday introduced a joint resolution in the Senate to direct the removal of U.S. Armed Forces from unauthorized involvement in the war between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen. The resolution, which is supported by a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of Congress in the House, is considered privileged in the Senate and can receive a vote on the floor as soon as ten calendar days following introduction.
NDAA updates:The House of Representatives just authorized nearly $840.2billion dollars (yes, that’s billion with a “B”) For the Pentagon. Both Reps. Pingree and Golden voted yea. Roll call vote on the NDAA. https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2022350-Amendment 13 failed to pass which would have reduced the FY23 NDAA topline by $100 billion, while holding harmless personnel, civilian pay and benefits, and the Defense Health Program. Cites a 2021 CBO study that detailed workable options for a $100b/yr reduction in defense spending.Rejected 78-350
-We've been waiting 28 years for Norton's bill to be taken out of the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees and make it to the floor. Yes, that's 28 years! Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton's H.R. 2850 had been added as a proposed amendment to the 2023 NDAA, but it failed to pass.(photo Peter Morgan)