Senate Armed Services Committee to debate defense bill June 15

By Tony Bertuca / May 20, 2022 at 3:32 PM

The Senate Armed Services Committee will meet in closed session to mark up its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill on June 15 and, if needed, June 16.

Subcommittees are slated to begin their work earlier in the week on June 13. The only subcommittee marks open to the public will be readiness and management support and personnel, which are scheduled to meet June 14.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said in a statement he is “committed to upholding our tradition of robust deliberation and bipartisan collaboration.”

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the committee’s ranking member, said the FY-23 defense authorization bill is the most important measure Congress passes every year.

“I look forward to continuing this committee’s long tradition of bipartisanship and comity as we have a robust and productive debate at the markup, and I thank Chairman Reed for his leadership and his partnership on this year’s mark,” he said. “While we don’t agree on every last provision, we are very aligned where it matters most: defending this country and taking care of our troops.”

Subcommittees will mark on the following dates:

Monday, June 13:

-5:30 PM – Subcommittee on Strategic Forces – SR-232A (CLOSED)

Tuesday, June 14:

-9:30 AM – Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support – SD-562 (OPEN)

-11:00 AM – Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities – SR-232A (CLOSED)

-2:00 PM – Subcommittee on Cybersecurity – SR-232A (CLOSED)

-3:30 PM – Subcommittee on Personnel – SD-562 (OPEN)

-5:00 PM – Subcommittee on Seapower – SR-232A (CLOSED)

-5:30 PM – Subcommittee on Airland – SR-232A (CLOSED)

The full committee will mark on the following dates:

-Wednesday, June 15, 9:30 AM – SR-222 (CLOSED)

-As required: Thursday, June 16, 9:30 AM – SR-222 (CLOSED)