Inside the Pentagon - June 14, 2018

Thornberry wants final defense authorization bill complete by end of July

By Tony Bertuca  
June 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said this week he wants to work with his Senate counterparts to send a final fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill to President Trump by the end of July. Thornberry told reporters June 13 that he is confident the bill can be out of a conference committee by the end of next month because both sides of Capitol Hill have agreed to fund defense at $716 billion, sidestepping the normal arguments over...

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