The following was sent up to House staffers regarding the upcoming vote on the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill.
by John Isaacs Dear House Member: On Thursday, May 14 and Friday May 15, the House is expected to consider a number of amendments related to nuclear weapons issues as it considers the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill. The Pentagon and Department of Energy have launched an ambitious program to modernize all three […]
By John Isaacs Note: This list of amendments has been submitted to the House Rules Committee. It will not be clear which amendments will be approved by the House leadership through the Rules Committee for House floor consideration until late Wednesday, May 13. NUCLEAR WEAPONS AMENDMENTS Polis (D-Colo.) amendment No. 248 reducing that amount authorized […]
May 7th proved to be the pivotal day for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the Senate passed by a98-1 vote; Sen. Cotton (R- Ark.) was the lone dissenter and Sen. Boxer (D- Calif.) was absent.
OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS BUDGET: Authorizes a huge $38 billion expansion of the Overseas Contingency Operations account for base budget items such as operations and maintenance. The fund would now total $96 billion, including $89.2 billion for the Pentagon.