Inside the Pentagon - July 12, 2018

Defense authorizers aim for rapid completion of final bill, despite differences

By Tony Bertuca  
July 11, 2018 at 4:26 PM
The "Big Four" House and Senate defense authorizers agree that a conference committee should be able to finalize a compromise version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill by the end of this month, despite several differences between them. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who will chair the conference committee, told reporters at a July 11 press conference that Republicans and Democrats agree the bill can be finished by July 27, when the House adjourns for summer recess. "I've felt...

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