National Defense Authorization Act

Brooks: I Think Trump’s NDAA Veto Will Be Overridden

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted that President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be overridden by Congress and that Republicans who voted for the bill will join in overriding the veto.

David Brooks on 6/24/16 "PBS NewsHour"

Huawei Wants District Court to Rule U.S. Blacklist Unconstitutional

China’s Huawei telecom corporation filed a motion in U.S. district court on Tuesday asking for summary judgment against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which banned federal agencies and contractors from using Huawei equipment. Hearings have been scheduled for September.

Song Liuping, chief legal officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, speaks during a press conference at the Huawei facilities in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on May 29, 2019. - Huawei said on May 29 the tech giant will ask a US court to throw out US legislation that bars federal agencies …

Chinese Surveillance Firm Builds Up Beltway Lobbying Muscle

A Chinese electronics company called Hikvision, partly owned by the Communist government, was one of several such firms banned from working for the U.S. government under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Trump on Monday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping steps out from behind China's flag as he takes his position for his joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Feds to Fund Texas Border Security Efforts

The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations.


GOP-Led Senate Seeks to Trim Troop’s Housing Allowance

A proposal tucked deep inside the Senate’s draft of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently being debated on Capitol Hill, seeks to radically reform the U.S. troops’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), arguing that “the benefit now far exceeds the actual cost.”

U.S. troops salute during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and U.S. at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, metro Manila April 20, 2015. REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO