House committee to mark up defense policy bill May 23

By Tony Bertuca / May 3, 2023 at 11:15 AM

(Editor's note: This story has been updated with detailed schedule information.)

The House Armed Services Committee will convene to mark up its annual defense authorization bill May 23, with subcommittees meeting May 11 and 12.

During the marathon mark-up session, lawmakers are expected to debate, among many other things, a topline budget increase to President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 request for national defense that currently stands at $886.4 billion, with $842 billion specifically for the Defense Department.

Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) has said the request, which would be a .08% increase above what Congress enacted for FY-23, is too small to keep pace with China’s ongoing military modernization and deter Russia.

Meanwhile, the defense topline debate will play out amid broader partisan disagreements over spending and raising the federal debt limit to avoid default.

The committee has released a detailed schedule:

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation

at 9:00am ET

(Rayburn – 2118 – Open)

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

10:00am ET

(Rayburn – 2212 – Open)

Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

at 11:00am ET

(Rayburn – 2118 – Open)

Subcommittee on Military Personnel

at 12:00pm ET

(Rayburn – 2212 – Open)

Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

at 1:00pm ET

(Rayburn – 2118 – Open)

Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations

at 3:00pm ET

(Rayburn – 2212 – Open)

Friday, May 12

Subcommittee on Readiness

at 8:30am ET

(Rayburn – 2118 – Open)

Tuesday, May 23

Full Committee Markup

at 10:00am ET

(Rayburn – 2118 – Open)