By Madeleine Hubbard, 12-8-22
Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby previously said that Biden is opposed to dropping the vaccine mandate.
The House on Thursday passed a $858 billion Defense spending bill that include an end to the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The annual National Defense Authorization Act passed in the Democrat-control chamber by a 350-80 vote.
Lawmakers also approved a 4.6% raise for military service members in for fiscal 2023, CNN reported.
The measure now heads to the Senate.
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