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Roll Call: Senate Reauthorizes NDAA 84-15 Last Night

Late last night, the Senate voted to reauthorize the National Defense Authorization Act and approved $607 billion in military spending (84-15). Only twelve Republicans and a measly three Democrats opposed the bill. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), and potential 2016 hopefuls Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) all voted “Nay.”

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made a special announcement that she was voting yea, but only if it didn't apply to her and her family.

good one!

good one!

Take a look at this:

Ted Cruz, Member of The Senate Armed Services Committee, voted YES to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a provision that would authorize the Department of Defense to train and equip Syrian forces.

The NDAA was reported out of committee on a 25-1 vote. Lee was the only senator on the committee to oppose the legislation.


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

yup. a few more notes:

NDAA 2014, WORSE than 2012, 2013 combined: #WhileAmericaDebatedDucks, Senate 'debated' NDAA, passed It!

The DC Devils just passed it!

NDAA 2014 – Congress rushing to approve even worse Defense bill UPDATE
December 13, 2013 — bunkerville

For two years, the NDAA included provisions that purported to authorize the president of the United States to deploy the U.S. military to apprehend and indefinitely detain any person (including an American citizen) who he believes “represent[s] an enduring security threat to the United States.”


Section 1071(a) authorizes the secretary of defense to “establish a center to be known as the ‘Conflict Records Research Center.’” According to the text of the latest version of the NDAA, the center’s task would be to compile a “digital research database including translations and to facilitate research and analysis of records captured from countries, organizations, and individuals, now or once hostile to the United States.”

In order to accomplish the center’s purpose, the secretary of defense will create an information exchange in cooperation with the director of national intelligence.

Key to the functioning of this information exchange will be the collection of “captured records.” Section 1071(g)(1), defines a captured record as “a document, audio file, video file, or other material captured during combat operations from countries, organizations, or individuals, now or once hostile to the United States.”

When read in conjunction with the provision of the AUMF that left the War on Terror open-ended and the prior NDAAs’ classification of the United States as a battleground in that unconstitutional war, and you’ve got a powerful combination that can knock out the entire Bill of Rights.

FCUK YOU McConnell! Ya traitorous POS MoFo! Don't y'all love how these assholes do this right before the Christmas recess??

The defense policy bill is “one of the essential pieces of legislation the Senate considers every year,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said this week. The NDAA “is legislation that … puts muscle behind America’s most important strategic objectives around the globe.”

[Benton better be placed there to sink this turtle-looking traitrous POS fcuktard motherfcuker.]

With Just Days to Spare, Senate Extends NDAA Streak

Dec. 20, 2013 - 12:39PM

WASHINGTON — For the second time this week, the US Senate has sent legislation to the president’s desk that will have a big impact on Pentagon policies and budgeting.

In a vote that ended around 11:40 p.m. Thursday, the chamber voted 84-15 to pass the 2014 national defense authorization act (NDAA), which clears the Pentagon to spend $607 billion, including $527 billion in base funding and $80 billion for America’s global operations.

The defense policy bill is “one of the essential pieces of legislation the Senate considers every year,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said this week. The NDAA “is legislation that … puts muscle behind America’s most important strategic objectives around the globe.”

LOL! Oh, this is rich: John 'Manchurian SongBird Candidate' McNutt blames Reid, for why they had to accelerate the passing of a tyrannical powergrab bill! LOLOLOL:

Senate sends defense bill to Obama
It leaves out an amendment by Sen. Gillibrand on sexual assault prosecution.
[FYI: Sen. Rand Paul supported that Gillibrand amendment]


The Senate approved a sweeping defense policy bill late Thursday that protects troop bonuses and reforms some ways the Pentagon handles sexual assaults in the military but leaves debates for another day on other major issues, from Iran sanctions to NSA eavesdropping.

The 84-15 vote followed a drawn-out partisan spat that at times appeared to threaten the annual National Defense Authorization Act. Senate Republicans, particularly, fumed about the compromise legislation’s movement through Congress on a fast track, with no opportunity for amendments.
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“It’s a failure of leadership on the part of the majority leader,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told reporters, echoing Republican colleagues who said the accelerated process was designed to prevent tough votes on Iran sanctions and other controversial issues.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do, given the dictatorial fashion in which he’s running the Senate,” McCain added, complaining about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Bringing home the Military Industrial Complex-bacon: more 'goodies' included for the traitors' bragging rights, to their wannabe subsidized, zombie sheeple socialist constituency:

Sen. Hagan helps pass National Defense Authorization Act
Bill includes provisions to support N.C. military

By Office of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.
[Official Press Release from a commie statist fascist: good news peons, got your mil.ind.complex stimulus, right here!]

Published: Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last night helped passed the bipartisan 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). Hagan, who supported the bill, successfully included provisions that support North Carolina installations, servicemembers, veterans and their families. Last week, the House of Representatives passed the bill with overwhelmingly bipartisan support.

“The National Defense Authorization Act is critical for North Carolina’s servicemembers, veterans and their families, as well as our many military installations,” said Senator Hagan. “As a Senator from the most military-friendly state in the country, I am committed to ensuring that our brave servicemen and women have the resources they need to effectively execute their mission and remain as safe as possible. I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate were able to come together and pass this bipartisan bill.”

The NDAA authorizes $370 million in military construction projects at Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune and New River, including a new Army Reserve Center,a command and control facility for the XVIII Airborne Corps, an operations training complex, a Performance Resilency Center and a Corrosion Control Hangar. The bill also requires a DoD report examining how the Department complies with a law requiring preference be given to domestically-produced textiles and clothing, a critical industry in North Carolina.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Not surprised

I live In a small city with a pop.of about 6,000 we have 4 council and 1 mayor . Me being one of the council yet this group constantly votes for big Gov. and less free will. We like minded Jeffersonians are going to have a long hard battle to get the people true Representation . While tyranny runs a muck. PS. I'm getting tired hopefully this Christmas holiday can help me recoup . Merry Christmas to all

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"Yeas" from usual neocons: Rubio, Hatch, McShame, & Graham

Even Bernie Sanders voted Nay on this tyranny!

Sanders is a principled socialist who cannot be bought

And 1000 times better than any neocon/moderate/centrist.

I would vote for sanders before any other senator we have in the chamber save 1.


Anti gun?

I assume he is. Voting for him sounds scary. Mike Lee votes right a good 90% of the time, doubt I would vote for him. Unless he had a Neocon challenger, then I might. I don't live in Utah. Sanders is a 1 trick pony, no way would I ever think about voting for a Commie like him.


I just trudged through Bernie sanders on the issues...

Its so bad.

Hard line against the fed, and reliably anti-war and pro civil liberties isn't worth it.


Alabama, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming - all had both Senators


Those four states account for more than half of the votes (8 out of 15) for sanity.

Is it something (good) in the water in those places?

As a Texan, I know John Cornyn

He only voted "NO" because Rep. Stockman is Primary Challenging him in 2014.

"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"
-S.R. Hadden

Cornyn voted in favor of this most recent NDAA bill.


"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams

Holy Crap!!

Both of our Alabama Senators voted Nay!!

This in a state where DoD spends big $ and there are thousands of defense contractors who lobby strongly for more defense spending.

Both voted Nay!

They have either both gone senile or they are starting to get truly worried about their re-election possibilities if they keep voting for provisions like the indefinite detention provision.

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Man, I hate these scumbags!!

Our non-representing Representatives and Senate are doing it to us again...and we didn't even get a kiss!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Poor Cornyn

Must be an election year. Trying so hard to erase his past voting transgressions. You can't fool those who have been watching you though...

Southern Agrarian

Why is Cruz

being cited as a 2016 hopeful since HE IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN, hmmm?

I see my pseudo-Senators both voted Aye(Toomey and Casey). Thanks for sharing this important information, OP.

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

John McCain was born in

John McCain was born in panama and it did not stop him.

Agreed concerning cruz. He is NOT eligible.

We are working on an opponent for Casey. Vetting is still in progress.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I agree on Cruz, but most Rs won't care.

You better dig up some bad votes on him soon. It was easy last time, Romney was a Gun Banner, Grinch was just a slug. I read something about the GingGrinch trying to get some ID stuff passed in the 90s I think Ron Paul and Bob Bar stopped him.

Santa voted for planned parenthood.

Cruz? We don't trust him, don't like him, but what do we have on him?
He has behaved pretty well so far.

What's up with the Democratic Senators in Oregon?

I'm stuck with a couple of RINOs in GA that need to be traded for players to be named later.