UPDATED 4:35 PT – Thursday, December 10, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is ramping up calls to pass the ‘National Defense Authorization Act.’
On Thursday, McConnell spoke on the chamber floor.
“The NDAA will unlock more than $740 billion in training tools,” McConnell said. “And cutting-edge equipment that our service members need to defend American lives and interests.”
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— 8News WRIC Richmond (@8NEWS) December 10, 2020
He added the defense bill will also give our troops the three percent raise they deserve. McConnell also noted it will “keep our forces ready to deter China and stand strong in the Indo-Pacific.”
“Back in July, the Senate passed our version of this crucial annual bill,” McConnell said. “Now our colleagues…have done their tough job and reconciled two different approaches so we don’t leave our military in the lurch.”
He added it is now the Senate’s turn to make it “an unbroken 60-year-streak of passing this legislation to keep our military strong and our homeland safe.”
…..Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
Meanwhile, President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it comes to his desk, as it calls for the renaming of confederate-named military bases and does not repeal Section 230, which includes social media liability protections.