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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 6, 2019
The House (H.R. 2500) and Senate (S. 1790) each passed their version of the NDAA. When Congress returns from summer recess in September they will, hopefully, quickly move to conference to resolve their differences. Here are some of the sections that need to be resolved: READ MORE (pdf) >

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NDAA Goes to President

Posted By ROA National Staff, Friday, August 10, 2018

On Friday, August 3, 2018, Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2019 to the White House.  The President is expected to have a signing ceremony for the bill at Ft. Drum, New York on Monday, August 13, 2018.  The President has 10 days to sign the bill, not counting Sundays, and Monday is the 10th day after receiving the bill. 


Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located in northern New York, approximately 30 miles from Canada.



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Congressional Action at Recess

Posted By ROA National Staff, Friday, August 3, 2018

The House has left town for the August Recess and will return on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The Senate has started a shorter August Recess and will return on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.


The National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2019 passed both the House and Senate and will now go to the President for signature or veto. After Congress sends the president a final bill, he has 10 days (not counting Sunday) to act on it.  President Trump can sign the bill, not sign the bill so that it automatically becomes law after 10 days, or veto (Latin for “I forbid”) the bill.


The Department of Defense appropriations bill passed in the House on 28 June 2018. The Senate is expected to vote on the DoD bill mid-August when they return from August recess.


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Senate Completes Military Bill

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Senate just completed their version of the FY2019 NDAA.  It included a reduction of end strength for the National Guard and Reserve so they stay at FY2018 levels.  It also allows the services to defer promotion consideration for reserve component servicemembers who are in a non-participatory, membership-only status.  This gives these officers more time to come back into a participating category and get good years before meeting a promotion board.

The bill text (S. 2987) is available here.

The report (S. Rpt. 115-262) is available here.

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