Senate Kicks Off Debate On $741B Defense Bill For 2021

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 10:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate began debate Monday on a $740.5 billion defense policy and budget bill for 2021 that includes several provisions designed to shore up military cybersecurity and promote more innovative defense acquisition strategies.

Senators voted 89-4 to proceed to S. 4049, the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, formally kicking off debate on the bill, a process which is expected to run for the rest of the week.

The sweeping annual bill sets out the budget for both the US. Department of Defense and defense programs at several other agencies — most notably nuclear weapons programs under the U.S....

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