The U.S. House has passed its version of the National Defense Authorization bill, with Missouri’s congressional delegation split along party lines.

All six Republican representatives — Ann Wagner, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Mark Alford, Sam Graves, Eric Burlison, and Jason Smith — voted “yes” while both Democrats — Cori Bush and Emanuel Cleaver — voted “no.”

Among the NDAA’s provisions is more than $2 billion to build fighter aircraft at the Boeing campus in St. Louis. Wagner, who represents portions of suburban St. Louis, added an amendment to create an exchange program for American and Middle Eastern experts to explore threats from artificial intelligence, counterterrorism, cyber-attacks, and more.

“Our world is in a dangerous place with China, Russia, and Iran, the new axis of evil, seeking to consolidate power and influence worldwide.  A strong national defense will deter authoritarians and help us fight back against these destabilizing regimes and for our fundamental freedoms,” Wagner said in a press release. “Today’s NDAA bolsters our national security not just abroad, but here at home on our southern border as well.  This legislation gives our troops a pay raise to ensure they have the support they need while fighting to defend our nation.”

Meanwhile, Bush cited her commitment to St. Louis for voting “no.”

“I voted against this year’s defense spending authorization package, which further expands the military-industrial complex, entrenches endless war, and contains numerous harmful provisions,” she said in a written statement. “This legislation authorizes nearly a trillion dollars towards our already bloated military budget. Even worse, Republicans have filled this legislation with extreme amendments, like limiting access to abortion care for service-members, instituting a permanent freeze on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion jobs, attacking the LGBTQ+ community, and prohibiting the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.”

Bush also opposed the NDAA bill for not containing language to renew and expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. The components would have provided compensation for St. Louis area radiation victims.

The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate, where Democrats hold the majority. They are expected to reject the “culture war” items inserted into the bill by House Republicans.

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