Lawmakers continued pointing fingers this week for the lack of consensus on the National Defense Authorization Act.
House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) downplayed disagreements over how to address PFAS contamination and pointed to two other sticking points – whether to fund a border wall and how to structure a space force.
“I think there’s bipartisan support for doing something on PFAS, so I don’t think that’s going to be a problem,” Smith said Thursday, according to CQ. “It really comes down to the wall and space force.”
The committee’s ranking member, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), said he, Smith and their Senate counterparts all agree they are running out of time.
“Decisions need to be made,” Thornberry said.
Air Force photo of Rep. Adam Smith by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham