House CRUSHES Biden With Shocking Historic Vote

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On Friday, the House passed a large defense budget bill that included a number of Republican-backed items and provisions, some of which were passed in defiance of the White House and President Joe Biden.

“Congress’ annual defense policy bill passed the House on Friday after a week of voting on more than 300 amendments, during which conservatives scored several victories on diversity, critical race theory and gender surgeries,” Fox News reported. “The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes funding for military priorities across the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, with that funding later coming in the form of a defense appropriations bill.”

However, despite Biden’s protests, one specific clause—a 19.5 percent pay increase for junior enlisted troops—was approved.

The NDAA is normally a very nonpartisan endeavor, but Fox claimed that the White House opposed these and other similar elements in the bill because the fight over cultural provisions alienated Democrats.

Republicans claim that reversing policies on diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) and other progressive matters will improve military preparedness and address the U.S. military’s recruiting dilemma. This week saw the passage of three amendments that target DEI roles in the military forces. Among these are the Chief Diversity Officer position, all DEI-affiliated offices and staff, and the implementation of a recruiting moratorium on any upcoming positions of this kind. The military would not be allowed to promote critical race theory or other race-based ideologies, according to a different authorized amendment.

A third clause forbids the Pentagon from sponsoring any abortion-related services, and two additional provisions forbid supporting gender transition procedures and transgender-related medical treatment through Pentagon-related health programs.

Fox News added:

The underlying bill, which advanced in a 57 to 1 vote out of the House Armed Services Committee last month, looks to make significant improvements to service members’ quality of life. 

“A very significant pay raise, particularly for our young enlisted, I think is really life-changing, and I hope will also be motivating for people to enlist and also to stay,” Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., a member of the Armed Services Committee and a veteran, told the outlet earlier this week.

Another committee member, former general Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., said that military families, particularly in high-cost areas, were forced to depend on food banks to provide for their families. “People working at fast-food restaurants are making more than our junior enlisted,”  stated Bacon.

Additionally, both congressmen verbally attacked Biden and his administration for their opposition to the junior enlisted troops’ wage increase.

Concurrently, former President Trump declared that the Iron Dome anti-missile shield would be “made in America” and pledged to construct a “great” one for the United States during his birthday speech in Florida.

“By next term, we will build a great Iron Dome over our country,” Trump said during his 78th birthday celebration at Club 47 in West Palm Beach on Friday evening. “We deserve a dome. We deserve it all, made state of the art.”

“It’s a missile defense shield, and it’ll all be made in America,” he said. “Jobs, jobs, jobs.” Trump added that, during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, he wanted to build a similar system, “but at that time, we didn’t have the technology.” “We now have the technology,” Trump said.

Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system, was created in Israel with cooperation from the United States, but it is mostly funded by the US. Up to 43 miles away, short-range rockets and artillery strikes can be successfully intercepted and neutralized by the system.

“Since its creation in 2011, the Iron Dome has rebuffed and destroyed rockets from Hamas militants, Palestinian forces and Iranian drones and missiles,” Fox reported.

 

 

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