Congress Prepares Last-Ditch Attempt At Defense Policy Bill

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- The leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees announced a compromise on the annual defense authorization bill Monday, bypassing the normal procedure of debate, amendment and conference in an effort to get the bill finished before the current law expires.

The House passed its version of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act in May, but the Senate's version was slowed by debate over amendments, including controversial and competing proposals to reform the way the military handles sexual assault prosecutions, and the November debate over...
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