Saturday, July 13, 2019

House Amends and Passes HR 2500 – FY 2020 NDAA

Yesterday the House concluded the amendment process for HR 2500, the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and passed the bill on a near party-line vote of 220 to 197 (eight Democrats voted NAY). Among the literally hundreds of amendments passed are all five of the amendments I mentioned in my post earlier in the week. As expected, they all passed by voice votes as part of en bloc amendments.

There were a number of provisions in the version of the bill considered in the House and a number of passed amendments that would not be able to pass in the Senate. The Senate already passed their version of the bill (S 1790) with a strongly bipartisan vote. A conference committee will ultimately combine the two versions into something that will subsequently pass in both the House and Senate and would ultimately be signed by the President.

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