Rep. Todd Akin (MO) wrote a blog post on the National Defense Authorization Act at Townhall. See an excerpt:
Today the House considered the conference report on the National Defense Authorization Act—the annual bill that sets out the budget and policy for our military. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I have played a role in developing this bill from the beginning and have a number of provisions included that I think are very important. Usually, this bill is a rare example of bipartisan agreement in a sea of Washington partisan politics. Unfortunately, the conference report we considered yesterday is sad and shocking attempt to advance a liberal agenda on the backs of our troops. As a strong supporter of our troops, and the father of three Marines, I will not allow myself to be blackmailed this way.