WASHINGTON – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced H.R. 2810, the "by request" version of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This is the first legislative step to begin the process of crafting the NDAA.
This procedural measure is traditionally the first step in the legislative process for the NDAA. The legislation filed this week does not reflect any substantive work by the Armed Services Committee. Rather, provisions contained in the bill reflect legislative proposals submitted by the Department of Defense. When the Committee meets to consider the FY18 NDAA, the content of H.R. 2810 will be struck and replaced with subcommittee and full committee proposals.