Armed Services Committee Prepares Defense Policy Bill

Chairman expresses optimism that it will receive bipartisan support.

The House Armed Services Committee is set to release the text of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Members of the committee have expressed confidence that the mandatory legislation will gain bipartisan support despite divisions in Congress.

“I’m optimistic we will find a reasonable compromise that both chambers can support,” committee chair Mike Rogers of Alabama said during a committee meeting. “What everyone here needs to understand is, we will enact an NDAA this year,” he added.

Though formal negotiations on the bill’s text began only recently, negotiators have been working informally for months to craft compromises that satisfy both political parties. The bill is expected to allocate $886 billion in funding for the Pentagon, including a 5.2 percent pay raise for all American troops.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Speaker Johnson to be guided by the Lord as he presides over the business of the House of Representatives.
  • For Chair Mike Rogers as he promotes the National Defense Authorization Act to his colleagues.
  • For wisdom for members of both houses of Congress as they deliberate over appropriations.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill

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