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(Worthy News) - President Donald Trump signed a $738 billion defense bill into law, establishing the Space Force in a compromise with Democrats to grant federal employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
Trump told troops gathered for the signing ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday that the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 3.1 percent troop pay raise, represents history's largest investment in military power. He later boarded Air Force One to fly to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the holidays.
The Senate passed the bill Tuesday, including $635 billion for the base Pentagon budget, $23.1 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons programs, $71.5 billion for war operations and $5.3 billion in emergency disaster recovery for military bases. [ Source: UPI (Read More...) ]
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