House Passes NDAA; Senate Expected to Follow
House Passes NDAA; Senate Expected to Follow

The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday evening, sending the bill to the Senate, where it is also expected to pass. The White House has said President Trump plans to sign it into law. Read On Base’s analysis of what is – and is not – in the...

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Lowey: Approps Deal Possible on Thursday
Lowey: Approps Deal Possible on Thursday

House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that there may be a deal on spending bills by “the end of the day” Thursday, CQ reported Wednesday night. Republican negotiators send Lowey another offer Wednesday, “and we’re discussing it and we...

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Space Force Champions on Hill Talk about New Branch
Space Force Champions on Hill Talk about New Branch

If approved by Congress, a new space force would remain a part of the Air Force for the foreseeable future, one of the force’s top champions in Congress predicted Wednesday. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said he doesn’t see a need to make it its own service. “It just...

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NDAA: What’s in the Bill the House Will Consider Weds.
NDAA: What’s in the Bill the House Will Consider Weds.

The House will consider a final version of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday. The deal announced by negotiators in the House and Senate authorizes $735 billion in DOD spending and $8 billion for related programs in other departments....

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NDAA: Bill Funds Community Infrastructure Projects
NDAA: Bill Funds Community Infrastructure Projects

The compromise defense policy bill lawmakers plan to consider authorizes $75 million for the Office of Economic Adjustment’s Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP). The initiative, which supports community infrastructure projects that affect military quality...

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NDAA Leaves PFAS Fight Unsettled

The National Defense Authorization Act deal bans DOD from using PFAS at installations after 2024, but the final bill does not include House-passed language requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the chemicals. “These chemicals are endangering...

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Security Beefed Up at Installations

Bases in the continental United States are increasing security following three recent attacks, Politico reported. Northern Command has ordered installations “to immediately assess force protection measures and implement increased random security measures appropriate...

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NDAA Deal May Be Close

Talks on the National Defense Authorization Act hinge on a few remaining issues, and a deal could be just days away, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Wednesday, according to a CQ report. House and Senate negotiators are still talking...

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NDAA: Lawmakers' Frustrations Showing

The top Republicans on the Armed Services committees said Tuesday that House and Senate leaders will need to push the National Defense Authorization Act over the finish line. “We’ve done our job, and now it’s going to be up to leadership on whether they want a bill or...

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