US Senate to approve $612 Billion Defence Budget in June
American Congress has approved its annual fiscal Defence policy worth of $612 Billion last Friday and the bill will be taken for further approval in Senate in the coming month. Despite mild opposition from top Democratic leaders and President’s Veto threat of over spending on military budget, the house has successfully passed the bill. The Senate would take up the bill for its approval soon probably in the month of June.
The bill has set a limit in spending for all Defence related programs and the initiatives carried out by various departments. The bill has noted an in-principle approval of raising the pay by 2.3 percent for military personnel, but shortfalls the foresight in order to force a paycheck boost, leaving options for President Barack Obama to go with the lower 1.3 percent raise backed by Pentagon Officials. The bill also notifies a host of new policy changes on sexual assault protection and stringent measures for prosecution, vital reforms for various defence acquisitions and restrictions on transfer of detainees out of Naval Station present in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The bill received a formal approval in the Congress with 269 members voting in favor and 151 members voting against it, after numerous pleas from the Republican dominated house of Congress for the advancement of bill. The measured had passed out of the House Armed Services Committee prior month with 60-2 landslide majority in voting. The armed service committee has commented on the efforts led by democrats to oppose the proposal to increase the defence spending on war footing basis is “Mere Gimmick” by its leaders. Meanwhile, The White House has already cautioned to use veto power for taking the measure over the funding breakdown.
Several administrational officials had proposed for the same total level of spending but with Congressional disapproval to spend previously, were finally approved following in 2011, which would allow increased spending from other agencies as well.
Several Analysts make it clear that America right now needs a better economic prosperity rather than militarization of its budget. As opposed to other several other big countries which don’t even come closer in Military Budgets, as they are more concerned investing in nation building and infrastructure development. They even point out the credibility in military spending due to funds diversion for essentially unimportant programs.
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