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OBAMA SIGNS NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

 

Amendments address concerns over constitutional rights, detention of citizens; President issues signing statement 

By Miriam Raftery

Update January 6: Senator Dianne Feinstein has announced she will introduce legislation to repeal controversial language in this measure.

January 1, 2012 (Washington D.C.) – President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, just days before military funding was set to expire. The measure allocates $662 billion for 2012 funding, $27 billion less than the President requested and $43 billion less than Congress approved in 2011. 

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