Tuesday, July 21, 2020

House Adopts Amendments to HR 6365 – FY 2021 NDAA

Yesterday during the considerationof HR 6365, the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the House took up all of the proposed amendments related to cybersecurity that I described in yesterday’s post. None of the twelve amendments were considered individually; they were all part of the two en bloc amendments considered by the House.

The first six cybersecurity amendments (#s 2, 15, 27, 72, 117 and 162) were included in the first en bloc consideration. This group was approved by a roll call vote of 336 to 71 at 7:08 pm EDT. The second group (#s 179, 219, 220, 319, 320, and 329) was adopted by a voice vote at 8:38 pm EDT.

The House will resume consideration of the bill this morning with votes on six amendments that were debated yesterday. The House will then move to vote on the bill. The bill is expected to pass on essentially party lines. The Senate is still considering S 4049 and it too is expected to be approved in a mainly partisan vote. The two versions of the NDAA will have to be reconciled by a conference committee.

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