Two provisions fiercely opposed by a group of House Republicans were removed from the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act during House-Senate negotiations on the bill, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.
Negotiators removed a provision that would have created an “Counter-Extremism Office” within the Office of the Under-Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, a source close to the negotiations told Breitbart on Monday afternoon. News.
The office reportedly furthered the Pentagon’s goal of Biden of “uprooting” extremists from the military who conservatives said were aimed at targeting conservative members of the military.
The other provision would have allowed military courts to issue protection orders that could be used to confiscate the firearms of active duty members without due process.
The bill also contains a “red flag” provision that would allow military courts to issue protection orders that could be used to confiscate the firearms of active duty members without due process.
The removal of the provisions came as House and Senate negotiators jointly conferred their versions of the NDAA for final adoption by the end of the year.
As recently as last week, a group of Freedom Caucus members voiced their opposition to the bill, citing these and other provisions. Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) also expressed her opposition to the bill.
According to Politico, a third provision in the proposed NDAA has been removed: Women will not be forced to register for the draft, giving the Tories yet another victory. Politico writes: “Compromise defense policy legislation … won’t force women to sign up for a military project, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations, a startling turnaround after the proposal won bipartisan support at the House and Senate this year.
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