House votes to move defense bill to conference

By Tony Bertuca / September 18, 2019 at 8:40 AM

The House voted Tuesday to enter conference committee negotiations with the Senate for the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

The Senate must now do the same.

Staffers said preliminary negotiations have already begun.

House majority Democrats and Senate majority Republicans remains at odds over a range of policy areas, including funding President Trump's southern border wall and proposed cuts to nuclear weapons spending.

Majority conferees are:

  • Rep. Adam Smith (WA), Chairman
  • Rep. Susan Davis (CA)
  • Rep. James Langevin (RI)
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (WA)
  • Rep. Jim Cooper (TN)
  • Rep. Joe Courtney (CT)
  • Rep. John Garamendi (CA)
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (CA)
  • Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ)
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ)
  • Rep. Seth Moulton (MA)
  • Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA)
  • Rep. Anthony Brown (MD)
  • Rep. Ro Khanna (CA)
  • Rep. William Keating (MA)
  • Rep. Filemon Vela (TX)
  • Rep. Andy Kim (NJ)
  • Rep. Kendra Horn (OK)
  • Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA)

Minority conferees are:

  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX), Ranking Member
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (SC)
  • Rep. Michael Turner (OH)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (AL)
  • Rep. Michael Conaway (TX)
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO)
  • Rep. Robert Wittman (VA)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO)
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (MS)
  • Rep. Don Bacon (NE)
  • Rep. Jim Banks (IN)
  • Rep. Liz Cheney (WY)