Senate Ends Filibuster, Proceeds With 2019 Defense Spending Bill

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FILE – In this photo taken June 27, 2017, the U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

OAN Newsroom

June 7, 2018

The Senate votes to end a filibuster with a 92-4 vote, proceeding to the annual defense bill.

The upper chamber voted to proceed Thursday and will now address the 2019 annual defense policy bill, which addresses Russian and Chinese threats.

The National Defense Authorization Act is measured at $716 billion and accounts for a 2.6 percent pay raise for military members.

It also will increase funding for military readiness, counterterrorism and nuclear deterrence.

The bill must pass the Senate and the House before heading to the president’s desk to become law.

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