Obama signs National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 – White House
President Barack Obama signed the 2016 US defense budget bill into law, the White House said in a press release, Sputnik reported.
On November 10, the US Senate passed the $607 billion defense budget bill that includes provisions opposing closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and envisions $300 million in military assistance to Ukraine.
"On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, the President [Obama] signed into law... the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016," the release stated on Wednesday.
The bill also includes spending cuts, which impact the train-end-equip program for the Syrian rebels that the United States says it has put in place to combat the Islamic State terror group.