Last night the House Rules Committee adopted a rule for the consideration of S 2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. As part of the adoption of H Res 809 the language of HR 4909 will be substituted for the language of S 2943. The House would then vote on a motion to insist on its amendment and request a conference.
Since HR 4909 passed along generally party lines, it would be highly unlikely that the Senate would accept the ‘new’ House language for S 2943. The Senate would be expected to also insist on their own language and vote for a conference. It is very probable that the conference could complete its work and both houses accept the conference report before the end of the fiscal year.
The House is currently debating H Res 809. The vote should come later today or tomorrow.