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Weekly Spotlight: It’s the season

Once again, the season of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is upon us.

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Once again, the season of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is upon us. Congress has begun the months-long process of deliberation over the policy bill that will authorize the Department of Defense’s (DOD) spending for the coming fiscal year. It’s our opportunity to press for changes that will reduce wasteful spending and improve effectiveness at the Pentagon.

Next week, the House Committee on Rules may be meeting to determine which proposed amendments to the NDAA will make the cut for a floor vote — just one of the many pit stops the bill will make in the coming months. We’re pushing hard for amendments that would scrap unfunded priorities (wish)lists, rein in wasteful spending on boondoggle weapons systems, improve military family housing, and make it harder for contractors to price gouge the Pentagon.

With the lengthy process of NDAA negotiations and votes ahead of us, this will not be the last time we’ll be in touch about this important bill. For more on what’s happening at the Pentagon, subscribe to our military intelligence newsletter, The Bunker.


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