House passes Ilhan Omar’s amendment requiring some basis for any foreign bases

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by David Swanson, World Beyond War By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation. World Beyond War had flooded Congressional offices with& the demand& for Yes votes. Here is the text of the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act as passed: “At the end of subtitle G of title X, insert the fo...