Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2023 / 15:45 pm
With the annual military budget package soon to hit the House and Senate floors, the fight over military spending on abortion and transgender treatments is heating up in Congress.
The bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is a “must pass” spending bill that sets the military budget each year.
This year, lawmakers have filed more than 1,500 amendments to the NDAA, according to the House Committee on Rules website.
One amendment filed by Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas would force the military to end its program of offering paid leave to service members and reimbursing them to obtain abortions.