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Sen. John McCain: House, Senate Could Soon Finalize 2017 NDAA

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said lawmakers in both chambers of Congress could wrap up the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act “very soon,” Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes McCain met with committee ranking member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) and stated that policy provisions and defense funding …

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Rep. Adam Smith: Congress Should Offset Defense Budget Increase With Program Cuts

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Washington) has called on Congress to approve a defense policy bill that would increase the Pentagon’s base budget without underfunding the overseas war fund, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Jacqueline Klimas writes House and Senate lawmakers aim to finalize the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by …

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Rep. Adam Smith: Top-Line Budget Would Be a ‘Contentious Issue’ as Senate, House Reconcile FY 2017 Defense Policy Bills

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Washington), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said the top-line budget for the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill would be the “contentious issue” as the Senate and House reconcile their versions of the bill. Smith told Defense News reporter Joe Gould in an interview published Thursday …

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Reports: House, Senate to Begin Work on Fiscal 2017 NDAA Reconciliation

A conference committee of House and Senate members will meet to discuss reconciliation of the chambers’ defense policy bills for the 2017 fiscal year, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Senate Armed Services Committee Staff Director Chris Brose and his House Armed Services Committee counterpart Bob Simmons said at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted event …

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House Approves $576B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

House members voted 282-138 Thursday to pass a $575.7 billion military spending bill that would provide the Defense Department with a $517.1 billion base budget and another $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift about …

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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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