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Senator Paul opposes

 

Senator Paul opposes

Senator Paul's amendment ( #1062 ) to S.1867 The  National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would strike section 1031 of the NDAA.   Section 1031 states:

SEC. 1031. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE.

Its being reported that Senator Paul will speak on the floor today at 10:45 to discuss this issue.  Hopefully, he will also address the concerns many have including the Department of Defense  with Section 1032- Requirement for Military Custody including on U.S. soil.

Senator Paul also has other amendments to the NDAA including ( TH-John Isaacs) ;

 

Auditing Pentagon books: Paul (R-KY) amendment No. 1063 to require the Pentagon to have its books ready for an audit by September 30, 2014. Ayotte (R-NH) has a related amendment No. 1066. McCain (D-AZ), Levin (D-MI) and Ayotte (R-NH) have a related amendment No. 1132.

AFRICOM headquarters: Paul (R-KY) amendment No. 1136 to bar placing AFRICOM headquarters outside of continental U.S. Hutchison (R-TX) has a related amendment No. 1232 that is a sense of the Senate resolution.

Reduce the funding: Paul (R-KY) amendment No. 1268 to reduce the topline (non-war) number in the bill by 1% to $559.5 billion. He also has amendment No. 1270 to reduce the bill by 2% to $553.9 billion.

 Authorization for the use of military force (AUMF): Paul (R-KY) and Gillibrand (D-NY) amendment No. 1064 to terminate the authorization to use force in Iraq.

 

 


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