Friday, June 17, 2016

House Passes HR 5293 – FY 2017 DOD Spending

Yesterday the House amended and passed HR 5293, the FY 2017 DOD Spending bill. The lengthy amendment process included the adoption of the one cybersecurity related amendment as part of an en bloc amendment consideration. The final tally on the bill was a partially bipartisan vote of 282 to 138.

The Senate will likely substitute language from S 3000 when it takes up the bill later this month or early next month. A conference committee will not complete work on the bill before the summer recess in mid-July. There is a distinct possibility that work will not be completed on this bill (and at least some/most other spending bills) prior to the end of the fiscal year resulting in a continuing resolution to keep the government functioning until after the election.

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