The House of Representatives passes its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017, but not without a lot of furor on the floor. The Senate will debate the provisions of its version of the NDAA soon. And both chambers have Appropriations subcommittee markups coming or in progress. John Donnelly is defense reporter at Congressional Quarterly; he’s following Congress’s work on the four bills it needs to pass for the coming year. He gave a progress report on National Defense Week.
Photo: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls a roll call vote in committee’s markup of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, April 27, 2016. Photo courtesy House Armed Services Committee.