Thornberry: Defense policy bill unlikely to pass before election

By Tony Bertuca / September 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today the House and Senate are unlikely to pass a final fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill before the November election. "I think we should be able to get a conference report pretty quickly after the election," he said during a virtual Defense News conference. A Senate Armed Services Committee aide said neither chamber has agreed to a schedule for conference committee negotiations. "Any conference schedule will be based...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.