Defense Lawmakers Set Aggressive Schedule for NDAA

Defense Lawmakers Set Aggressive Schedule for NDAA
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WASHINGTON―When Congress returns to work today, authorizers will aim for quick passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, even though a host of differences in the separate House and Senate versions of the bill have yet to be resolved formally.

While lawmakers have been on a five-week summer recess, staff for each chamber's armed services committees were working to resolve non-controversial issues on the massive annual defense policy measure, clearing the way for conferees to focus on more problematic policy differences when they return this week.

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