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Defense budget

2022 Defense Budget

Updated: December 28, 2022

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sets spending for military pay and benefits, defense operations and national-security programs for each fiscal year. President Joe Biden signed the FY2022 NDAA into law on Dec. 27, 2021. The United States Senate had passed the 2022 defense budget on Wednesday, Dec. 15, after the House forwarded its version of […]

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2021 Defense Budget

2021 Defense Budget

Updated: January 26, 2024

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act has been approved which sets spending for military pay and benefits, defense operations and national-security programs for the 2021 fiscal year. President Donald Trump sent a proposed FY2021 budget request on Feb. 10, 2020. The request included $740.5 billion for National Security, allocating $705.4 billion for the […]

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The Military And Border Security

The Military And Border Security

Updated: May 12, 2021

During the tenure of the 45th President of the United States, much political noise was made about constructing a proposed border wall that, according to several sources, was originally meant to be made out of concrete and stretch some two thousand miles. What actually happened? A BBC.com report from October 2020 notes that 15 actual […]

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Insurrection Act

Insurrection Act

Updated: March 20, 2021

The Insurrection Act was originally passed in 1807 to amend previous laws authorizing the organization of militias. The Act as passed back then permitted the use of military force against foreign invaders or domestic uprisings. We’ll examine the specific rules of the act below. The Act was amended following the Civil War. At the same […]

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Stimulus Bill

3rd Stimulus Bill

Updated: December 28, 2022

The passage of a second stimulus bill in 2020 in response to the global coronavirus pandemic was considered historic; with a third stimulus comes what some feel to be the most ambitious relief package yet. Approved by the Senate but passed strictly along party lines, the measure passed to the House of Representatives to be […]

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Military Budget

U.S. Military Budget

Updated: December 29, 2022

Of the two biggest expenses incurred each year by the federal government, Social Security and defense spending are the largest. The U.S. military budget is set annually and stretches across a wide range of fiscal responsibilities, including funding for daily military operations, investing in infrastructure, research and development, establishing strategic partnerships, and much more. Establishing […]

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The 25th Amendment

25th Amendment

Updated: December 24, 2022

What is the 25th Amendment? This addition to the United States Constitution was deemed necessary in the wake of two separate issues in the White House; the poor health of President Dwight Eisenhower who had major heart attacks while in office, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Before the 25th Amendment there was […]

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The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018

The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018

Updated: July 22, 2020

Every year, the government must create a defense budget that includes a wide range of considerations. Known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), this legislation authorizes funds for all DoD missions, procurements, and programs. But the NDAA can also include modifications (where submitted) to DoD policies, the creation or expansion of certain programs, and […]

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Veterans Benefits & Transition Act

The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act

Updated: April 16, 2021

The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 was passed by the 115th Congress on Dec. 31, 2018, when the measure became Public Law No: 115-407. This legislation provides needed relief for students attending classes on the GI Bill, requires a VA-provided proof-of-income for GI Bill students who are looking for housing, and requires standardized […]

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CARES Act

CARES Act of 2020

Updated: December 23, 2020

Updated May 2, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 is a historic economic relief bill created to offset the financial impact of the global coronavirus pandemic of 2020. It passed the House and the Senate, and was signed into law by the President on Friday, March 27, 2020. After […]

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