Thornberry worries renaming bases and GA Senate runoffs could derail defense policy bill

By Tony Bertuca / November 17, 2020 at 1:23 PM
The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said today he is concerned that "political calculations" over renaming military bases currently honoring Confederate leaders, along with two U.S. Senate election runoffs in Georgia, are threatening to scuttle the annual defense policy bill that has passed for 59 consecutive years. Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said during a virtual press conference at the Heritage Foundation he is confident conferees from the House and Senate will be able to reconcile the...

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