The White House stated that Biden would sign the defense authorization bill this week. It will end the Pentagon's requirement for a coronavirus vaccine.
According to White House press secretary, Jean-Pierre, Biden would sign the defense authorization bill this week. A provision within the legislation would end the military's requirement for a COVID-19 vaccine. Although the policy was still supported by Lloyd Austin, it would not be reinstated.
Although the president supported the principle of requiring a vaccine for the military, he did not support the legislation's provisions that would restrict the use of vaccines. Jean-Pierre stated that the president was disappointed with the actions of the Republicans in Congress.
According to a spokesperson for the Department of Defense, almost all of the active-duty military personnel were vaccinated against the virus. The first two shots of the vaccine were given by Pfizer and Moderna, while the one-shot vaccine was given by Johnson & Johnson. However, there are still around 8,400 troops who have refused to get the COVID-19 booster.
The NDAA was passed by Congress with a $45 billion increase over Biden's $813 billion request for this year. This funding will allow the Department of Defense to carry out various programs and activities. Some of these include research, development, and test and evaluation of new and existing technologies.
The NDAA provides for the funding of various programs and activities of the Department of Defense. Some of these include research, development, and test and evaluation of new and existing technologies. It also provides for the procurement of equipment and materials.
The NDAA was passed by the Senate last week with an 83 to 11 vote, while the House passed it with a 350 to 80 vote earlier this month.
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