On May 12, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $602 billion authorization bill by a vote of 23-3. The three Senators who voted no were reported as Deb Fischer (R-NB), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). Cruz said he voted no because of the provision requiring women to register for the draft. Lee […]
Defense Authorization Overview and Update
On May 15, the House approved the FY 2016 NDAA by 296 to 151. Before the final vote, the House considered 135 amendments, but the Republican leadership refused to permit votes on many key amendments. On June 18, the Senate approved the authorization bill 71-25. Of the 600 amendments filed, only 58 were voted upon. There were […]
Defense Appropriations and Authorization Refresher
A post-recess reminder of where Congress is with the National Defense Authorization Act, Defense Appropriations, and a stop-gap continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown by October 1.
Letter to Senate and House Conferees Concerning the NDAA
As you are proceeding with the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference, we write to highlight two issues we believe are essential to our national security…
Major Amendments in the Senate to Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization Bill
Read the latest analysis of amendments submitted and pending to the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2016.