House Defense Measure Would Protect Nevada Wildlife Refuge (1)

July 20, 2020, 6:20 PM; Updated: July 20, 2020, 6:31 PM

The House is poised to approve language in a must-pass defense authorization bill that would ensure continued protection for a Nevada wildlife refuge that’s one of the country’s largest.

The Rules Committee on July 17 cleared the way for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021 (H.R. 6395) that the House will vote on this week to strip out language in the underlying bill.

That language, inserted by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and approved by voice vote during the Armed Services Committee’s July 9 markup, aims to give the military more control over...

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