House committee outlines defense policy bill mark-up schedule

By Briana Reilly / May 10, 2022 at 6:09 PM

The House Armed Services Committee announced its subcommittee mark-up schedule for the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill today, set for June 8 and 9, paving the way for the legislation to clear the full committee later in the month.

Kicking off the schedule is the cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee, which is set to begin its work at 10 a.m. Eastern on June 8, committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) said in a joint press release.

Following the cyber subcommittee’s mark, the following subcommittees plan to have their own processes on June 8:

  • Strategic forces subcommittee, 12 p.m.;
  • Seapower and projection forces subcommittee, 2 p.m.;
  • Military personnel subcommittee, 3:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the tactical air and land forces subcommittee will mark up the legislation on June 9 at 10 a.m., followed by the readiness subcommittee at 12 p.m. that day, and the intelligence and special operations panel at 2 p.m.

Smith previously announced the full committee intends to mark up the bill June 22, setting up a floor vote for early July. President Biden has requested $813 billion for the entire U.S. defense budget, including $773 billion for the Pentagon. Congressional Republicans, however, have vowed to fight for a higher topline to account for inflation.