The bipartisan leaders of the House Armed Services Committee vowed Tuesday to pass the annual defense policy bill this year even as the coronavirus pandemic keeps congressional schedules in limbo.In a joint statement Tuesday, Armed Services Chairman Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithPentagon leaders at impasse about next steps for Capt. Brett Crozier: report Overnight Defense: Navy recommends reinstating Crozier | Virus outbreak on US destroyer | Troops sue Pentagon to become naturalized citizens Navy recommends reinstating Crozier as captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt: report MORE (D-Wash.) and committee ranking member Mac ThornberryWilliam (Mac) McClellan ThornberryChina’s bold behavior borders on aggression and must be checked Mitch McConnell should pull a John Roberts Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief open to reinstating fired captain | First service member with virus cleared | Republican proposes B fund to counter China MORE (R-Texas) pledged that “this year, Congress will pass the 60th National Defense Authorization Act” (NDAA).“This milestone has been made possible by decades of bipartisanship, regular order and transparency,” they said.ADVERTISEMENTStill, the pair acknowledged the pandemic “will certainly affect how the committee marks up the FY21 NDAA and how the House considers it on the floor.”“We are discussing those details and consulting with the leadership of both… Read full this story
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