‘My way or the highway’: An approach to the NDAA debate

Senior Fellow John Isaacs spoke with CQ about the process behind the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act floor debate.

“Instead, the Senate will hold a shadow debate with few — or more likely zero — serious votes and virtually total avoidance of substantive policy-making. Instead, Republicans and Democrats will come together on the lowest common denominator policy prescriptions,” said John Isaacs, senior fellow at the Council for a Livable World and a student of defense issues in Congress for four decades.