BREAKING: Senate FINALLY Does It, Delivers Epic VETO-PROOF Order To Obama



Trump’s victory has seemingly lit a fire under the Republican-controlled Congress to start doing the things that they SHOULD HAVE been doing for the past 8 years. One of these things is working on rebuilding and strengthening the military.

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According to Fox News, Congress is sending President Barack Obama a defense policy bill that seeks to give Republicans the final word on key national security issues. The bill rebuffs his attempts to shutter the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and reduce the size of armed forces.


The Senate easily passed the defense legislation, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Thursday on a vote of 92-7, one week after the House overwhelmingly approved the bill.

The defense bill authorizes $611 billion to run the military in 2017.

According to Conservative Tribune, the veto-proof bill, which has already passed the House by an extremely wide margin, will increase defense spending over the amount President Barack Obama had requested, halt the draw-down of active-duty Army troops, forestall planned base closings, prohibit the closure of the military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and give troops a long-awaited pay raise.

Stars and Stripes reported that the 2017 NDAA included the largest pay raise for the troops in six years, which could kick in as early as Jan. 1.

That pay raise of 2.1 percent was half a point higher than the 1.6 percent Obama had requested, which was just marginally higher than the 1.3 percent raise troops received in 2016.

The bill also began the process of overhauling the military’s health care system and acquisition processes, as well as blowing apart the arbitrary spending caps put in place by the “sequester” years ago, according to The Daily Caller.

“With today’s overwhelming 92-7 vote in the Senate, the NDAA has now passed the Congress with veto-proof majorities in both houses,” said Sen. John McCain and Rep. Mac Thornberry, the heads of the Senate and House Committees on Armed Services, in a joint statement Thursday. “This legislation marks another important step toward reforming our defense enterprise to meet current and future threats.”

“Building on this year’s NDAA, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees will continue to champion the cause of defense reform in the new Congress,” the statement reads.

CT’s Ben Marquis adds that Obama had previously warned that he would veto any defense spending bill that didn’t remain within the confines his budget request had set for the military, but such a move seems highly unlikely given the wide margins by which the spending measure passed both houses of Congress.

This is certainly not something Obama wanted to see as he is about to leave the White House, as it begins the process of reversing his efforts to diminish the U.S. military.

Better days are right around the corner folks!

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