Back to Work

By Marcus Weisgerber / August 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee is expected to mark up the fiscal year 2010 defense spending bill soon after arriving back in Washington from the August recess.

John Bray, a committee spokesman, said in an e-mail today that while there is no official schedule, the Senate panel is expected to review the defense bill in “early” September.

However, multiple sources say the defense subcommittee will mark up the bill on Sept. 9, with the full committee to take it up the following week. The draft legislation would head to the Senate floor the week of Sept. 21.