House Pushes Through Defense Authorization Bill

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 8:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that will clear the way for the U.S. Department of Defense to spend its $725 billion budget in fiscal year 2011, which includes nearly $160 billion to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In a 341-48 vote, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 after it was reintroduced by House Armed Services Committee chairman Ike Skelton, D-Mo., on Wednesday, minus several controversial provisions. The legislation will now head to the Senate...
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