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The $858 billion measure also includes a 4.6% pay raise for troops next year and plans to backfill munition stockpiles depleted by the war in Ukraine.
Democrats rejected proposals to reinstate troops already kicked out and dismiss the Defense Secretary for requiring the shots.
The measure would also upgrade the discharge status of troops already kicked out of the service for refusing to get vaccinated.
The Navy and the Marine Corps “have failed manifestly” to meet the requirements of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, said Judge Steven Merryday
By Dennis Joyce