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Paul Ryan holds enrollment ceremony for National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 30: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) signs H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, with members of the House Armed Services Committee, including Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) (3rd R) during an enrollment ceremony in the speaker’s office at the U.S. Capitol November 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The $696 billion defense bill exceeds President Donald Trump’s budget request and breaks through earlier caps on national defense spending. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan signs the National Defense Authorization Act with members of the House Armed Services Committee, including Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol on Nov. 30. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)