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Dec 10 2013

McKeon, Smith Release FY14 Defense Bill

National Defense Authorization Act Legislative Text Now Available

WASHINGTON—Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee today released the legislative text of an agreement reached between the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014.
 
The joint explanatory statement and legislative text are available here: 
-FY14 NDAA Joint Explanatory Statement [PDF] 
-FY14 NDAA House Senate Agreement Bill Text
 [PDF] 
 
This legislation is substantially based on two bills: (1) HR. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY14 which passed the House on June 14, 2013 by a vote of 315-108; and (2) S.1197, a product of the Senate Armed Services Committee which passed out of committee on the same day by a vote of 23-3.  Because passing this legislation before the end of the calendar year is vital, these two products were merged through a series of negotiations at all levels of the House and Senate.  Negotiators also considered, and in many cases included, a number of proposals offered by members of both parties that were intended for consideration by the full Senate.  This legislation represents a broad bi-partisan consensus about America’s national security goals, resources, and policies.

A summary of this bi-partisan agreement can be viewed here in PDF or read Online