It seems our congresscritters all agree on something: there’s always plenty of money money for war:
The Senate has unanimously passed their version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a $631 billion military spending bill, with 98 votes in favor. The unanimity of the vote, according to analysts, was because of a “lack of controversial issues.”
The things that weren’t controversial enough to muster even a single no vote included a new round of sanctions against Iran, a permanent ban on ever transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, and continued funding for the occupation of Afghanistan.
The bill is slightly different from a House version already passed, which is $634 billion. Officials say the two are close enough that it will be easy to solve in committee, however.
Not one no vote. Gosh, I wonder if the president will sign the bill when it comes out of committee?
And people wonder why I could not care less about which incumbents won in the recent elections.