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Senator Sessions issues statement on defense bill approval

Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday.(Source: WAFF) Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday.(Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Friday, the Senate approved a massive defense bill that will expand the military campaign against Isis. The bill passed 89 to 11 and now goes to the President for signing.

The bill funds military operations, including a 1-percent pay raise for troops and the purchase of war-fighting equipment.

Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday on the bill's passage that read in part:

"The courage and selflessness of Alabama's men and women in uniform embody the great character of our state. Alabama is a leader in our nation's defense and this legislation is recognition of that fact."

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