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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 25, 2014

If Congress fails to pass a new federal budget by midnight Wednesday, the fallout could be similar to the last government shutdown in 2013, which caused turmoil and temporarily forced about 350,000 Pentagon workers on leave without pay.
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House Republicans seek to override NDAA, despite new bill in the works

The budget deal resolved an outstanding issue keeping the national defense authorization bill from becoming law. But lingering political differences are preventing lawmakers from wrapping things up quite yet.


U.S. President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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GOP to attempt override of Obama defense budget veto

Republicans in the House will take on President Barack Obama with a Nov. 5 vote on overriding his veto of an annual defense budget bill that includes military pay and benefits.


The House of Representatives side of the U.S. Capitol.
STARS AND STRIPES

NDAA defense policy bill set for Senate scrutiny following House vote

An annual bill setting Defense Department policy has passed the House and now must withstand Senate scrutiny and a possible vote Tuesday despite a lingering threat of a White House veto.


Chief petty officer selectees practice drawing their weapons at a small arms gun range at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in San Diego, Calif., on Aug. 13, 2012.
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Defense authorization bill calls for easing rules for guns on bases

An annual defense policy bill unveiled by Congress this week would give commanders more leeway to allow troops to carry personal firearms for protection on military bases following deadly shootings in Tennessee and elsewhere.


The Pentagon.
STARS AND STRIPES

Acquisition system overhaul plan would impose penalty for busting budget

Under a proposal from the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, the services would have to cough up real cash when the costs of their procurement programs go over budget.




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