In a major win for Trump and America, Congress has passed a bill which includes funding to create the Space Force.
It’s amazing that this happened at the same time that House Democrats are trying to impeach Trump.
FOX News reports:
House approves defense bill authorizing Space Force, 12 weeks of paid family leave for feds
The Democrat-controlled House passed a $738 billion Pentagon defense package on Wednesday that allocated 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees and authorized the creation of President Trump’s sought-after “Space Force.”
The measure was passed by a final vote of 377 to 48 following several weeks of negotiation between the House and Senate, The Associated Press reported.
Certain House Democrats reportedly sought a more liberal bill that would have blocked Trump from using Pentagon funds to fulfill his campaign promise of a southern border wall. Those same members also expressed concerns about the rising deficit and national debt.
Congressional Republicans compromised on parental leave and were able to gain authorization for the building of Trump’s Space Force, which would consolidate existing personnel under a new branch of the Air Force. The bill also includes a 3.1 percent military pay raise and a repeal of the widow’s tax on military death benefits.
Vice President Pence celebrated the passage on Twitter:
President @realDonaldTrump made a promise to the American people that our Nation will maintain leadership in space and the agreement reached on the NDAA marks a historic step by establishing the sixth branch of the military, the Space Force! Promises Made, Promises Kept!
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) December 11, 2019
So did Donald Trump, Jr.:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 12, 2019
To the stars and beyond!