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US Senate May Scuttle Defense Policy Bill Next Week

Nov. 10, 2022, 6:28 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is preparing to pull the annual defense authorization bill off the floor next week to focus on federal nominees and judges, as a future Democrat majority is still limbo following the midterm elections, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • House and Senate Armed Services Committee staff have been working on informal conference negotiations for the defense bill and would produce a defense policy bill that could be taken up in the House and Senate without amendments
    • NOTE: Last year’s defense bill became law in similar fashion when the Senate wasn’t able to agree on ...