14 iulie 2019

House and Senate head for showdown on must-pass defense bill


The House and Senate are headed for a fight over the annual defense policy bill after the House loaded its version with progressive priorities to get it through the chamber on Friday. Senate Republicans say the House amendments are non-starters for them in bicameral negotiations over the final product. It's unclear how hard Democrats will fight to keep the provisions, with Democratic House Armed Services Committee leaders saying the most important goal is to get a bill to the president's desk. [...]