Congress Unveils $725B Compromise Defense Bill

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 2:45 PM EST) -- Congressional leaders have put forward a new draft of legislation to authorize the U.S. Department of Defense to spend its $725 billion budget in fiscal year 2011, stripping out all controversial measures in hopes of passing it before the end of the year.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, D-Mo., reintroduced on Wednesday the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, the product of weeks of bipartisan discussion between House and Senate leaders as they race to avert a scenario in which the Congress...
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