The Senate on July 23 passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 by a vote of 86 to 14.
The NDAA authorizes $740.5 billion for national defense programs, including $636.4 billion for the Department of Defense, $25.9 billion for Department of Energy national security programs $69 billion for war operations.
The House approved its version of the NDAA on July 21. Differences between the House and Senate versions will be negotiated in a conference to be scheduled some time this fall.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a statement that the biggest national security challenges for the United States today are China and Russia.
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