More than 800 amendments pending for House defense bill

By Tony Bertuca / September 15, 2021 at 12:32 PM

House lawmakers have submitted more than 800 amendments to the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill scheduled to be considered on the floor next week.

The House Rules Committee will decide which amendments will be considered on the floor and which will be stripped.

Around 800 amendments were also submitted for the defense bill last year.

Staffers and analysts say the high number of proposed amendments is unsurprising as the defense bill has become one of the last must-pass legislative vehicles in a divided Congress.

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