Senators made progress this week on floor debate of the National Defense Authorization Act and will continue next week before breaking for the August recess.

House and Senate lawmakers and staff will likely use that recess to begin working on a compromise bill that can get through both chambers – a potentially tall task, as the Senate version is so far shaping up to be a more moderate bill with fewer partisan amendments.

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans