Sanders votes against passage of Defense bill

Sanders Statement on Defense Authorization Bill WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 – The Senate today voted for a Department of Defense bill that authorizes $662 billion for the military, almost as much as last year despite the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the year. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted no […]

Senate adopts Leahy transparency amendment to defense bill

Leahy’s amendment adds a public interest balancing test requiring the Secretary of Defense to consider whether the disclosure of critical infrastructure information would reveal vulnerabilities that would result in harm to government property or facilities, and whether the public interest in the disclosure of this information outweighs the government’s need to withhold the information.