The Senate is set to vote early next week on the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was released Wednesday night, as On Base reported. The House is expected to follow suit before Congress leaves for its holiday break at the end of next week.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) started the process Thursday.
“When we began the December session, I said the Senate faces three important tasks: ending the hold on military nominees, which we did earlier this week; getting NDAA done, which we’re doing today and early next week; and then the biggest and hardest of all is passing the supplemental,” Schumer said on the floor.
Lawmakers are still discussing the administration’s supplemental spending request. It would help the nation address ongoing issues in Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. The main contention point on Capitol Hill is how far the border portion of the bill should go.
Army photo by Sgt. James Dunn