WASHINGTON- House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) today issued the following statement on the FY21 NDAA process:
“This year, Congress will pass the 60th National Defense Authorization Act. This milestone has been made possible by decades of bipartisanship, regular order, and transparency.
“The COVID-19 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 parties. At the same time we remain committed to the principles that have guided the bill in the past — regular order through the committee, transparency, and bipartisanship.”