Welcome t our new post in this post we talk about the latest $886 billion passes for defense bill by Senate for the safety purpose .House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., faced opposition within his caucus over the approach to address the program’s reauthorization, leading to the withdrawal of two bills from consideration on the House floor last week.
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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., called Section 702 the biggest abuse and violation of our country’s history. “Our Republican base is concerned about stopping the gun-grabbing government, and there’s no accountability right now,” Greene said “We need to push back on the establishment and protect Americans’ civil liberties.”
Last week, House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., withdrew two bills from consideration on the House floor, facing opposition within his caucus over the approach to address the program’s reauthorization.
Morever Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, called Section 702 the biggest abuse and violation in our country’s history. “Our Republican base is worried about preventing the gun-grabbing government, and there’s currently no accountability,” Greene stated. “We must resist the establishment and safeguard Americans’ civil liberties.”
Information on foreign targets outside of the United States can be gathered by intelligence agencies thanks to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA Section 702 authorizes the gathering of foreign intelligence from non-Americans living overseas. Critics counter that the program has been abused for American eavesdropping.
The Senate voted to extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for four months, including a provision for a temporary increase in military salaries for soldiers at the last minute to approve funding for Ukraine and authorize spending before the end of the year.
Every year, the National Defense Authorization Act allots funds for Pentagon priorities like equipment and training. The bill was approved by the Senate by a vote of 87-13. For the past sixty-one years, Congress has yearly passed the defense spending bill.
The defense authorization bill is more critical than ever,” stated Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, on the Senate floor on Wednesday. “We are living in a time of great concern for global security.”
Passing the NDAA allows us to stand strong against Russia, be firm against the Chinese Communist Party, and ensure that America’s defense remains state-of-the-art.”
The bill is now in the House, where some staunch Republican opponents have threatened to block it after Democrats removed proposed amendments to the bill that could have modified the Pentagon’s abortion policy and some reproductive health care provisions. They are also unhappy with the bill’s temporary expansion of the domestic surveillance program without reforms.
Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., also considered voting against the NDAA in the Senate after the final version removed his proposed amendment that would have provided compensation for victims of nuclear contamination. Hawley pressed for a procedural vote on the Senate floor to stall the package, but it failed to block its passage.
Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, pushed for a procedural vote on the Senate floor to stall the package, as her proposed legislation, which would have removed the expansion of Section 702, was omitted from the final version. Ernst wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “Shame on Schumer for supporting the Biden administration’s radical abortion agenda. I never back down from a fight”.
A compromise version of the spending bill that Congress passed earlier this year is included in the Senate NDAA. The House version would have repealed the Pentagon’s policy on military abortions and included provisions aimed at transgender health care. The Senate, however, eliminated those clauses.
The Senate Republicans’ resistance stems from worries that the spending bill hasn’t included any amendments that address social issues, which has been holding up its passage in recent weeks. In recent weeks, Senate Republicans threatened to stall the spending bill’s passage because it contained no amendments addressing social issues.