July 24, 2020

US Senate passes $740.5 bn defense bill that would rename bases

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate on Thursday passed a $740.5 billion bill setting Pentagon priorities, but which President Trump has threatened to veto over a provision that removes Confederate names from military bases.The Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for critical defense spending passed by a vote of 86 to 14, a veto-proof result that saw several Republicans defy the president and support the base-renaming measure.The House of Representatives approved its own version of the bill, which also included a provision to rename several US bases named after Confederate g…

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