US House to vote on low-yield nukes and transgender troops this week

Defense News: As if the fight over military spending wasn’t heated enough, House lawmakers are also poised to battle on the chamber floor this week over rules regarding transgender service members and new low-yield nuclear weapons as part of their defense appropriations work.

Debate on a $983 billion “minibus” has been ongoing for days due to parliamentary delays by House Republicans upset with the funding proposal. After late-night votes last week, the work is set to restart Tuesday with dozens more of amendments to the package, 56 of them related to defense.

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