National Defense Authorization Act
Last Monday, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) provided a timeline for House action on the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He said that the HASC subcommittees would mark up their portions of the annual policy measure the week of 20 April. The full committee will take up the bill on 29 April with a goal of getting it to the House floor the week of 13 May.
Unlike its House counterpart, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has traditionally considered the NDAA in closed sessions. However, SASC Chairman John McCain indicated the same day that he would defer to a majority of Members of the committee on whether to make the proceedings public.