Senator Mike Rounds talks about the NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- The National Defense Authorization Act is sitting in the US Senate, waiting for final passage.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the eight hundred fifty eight billion dollar bill is more than the President was asking for.

Rounds says this is another spending bill that should have been done long before now.

Rounds says this bill is a large part of overall federal spending.

The bill is hung up in the debate over long term and short term options for funding the federal government.