In a landmark decision, the United States Congress has greenlit a substantial defense budget of $886 billion for the fiscal year 2024, showcasing a significant allocation of resources toward bolstering national security and countering global threats. That’s beginning to add up to real money.

Alongside this monumental approval, Congress has also extended a contentious overseas electronic surveillance program, igniting debates over national security versus privacy rights.

Bipartisan Passage and Exclusion of Divisive Provisions

In a pivotal vote of 310-118, lawmakers in the Republican-led chamber decisively approved the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),  Stars and Stripes reports.

This passage marked a significant bipartisan effort, showcasing a coalition of Republicans and Democrats collaborating to pass the legislation.