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North Dakota senators support new defense bill

December 21, 2013
By DAN RUDY - Staff Writer ( , Minot Daily News

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp joined 82 other senators on Capitol Hill Thursday night in passing the National Defense Authorization Act for the upcoming fiscal year. Awaiting signature by President Barack Obama, in addition to authorizing appropriations for the Department of Defense totalling $632.8 billion the bill would also set some new priorities, such as combating sexual assault and discrimination within the military, as well as loosening restrictions to the transfer of detainees held in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.



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