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House Clears Updated NDAA with FDTA

On Thursday, the House of Representatives cleared a “pre-conferenced” version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included an amended version of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA). Here’s what we know.

We do not usually track national defense bills closely, but this year, a number of provisions outside of bread-and-butter defense policy issues entered the discussions. On Tuesday evening, leadership from the House and Senate Armed Services Committees released a  “pre-conferenced” version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House approved the amended NDAA on Thursday and the Senate will likely pass the package to the President’s desk on Monday. 

What’s In?

What’s Out?

What’s Left?

By advancing the NDAA, Congress is checking a major “to-do” item off its laundry list, but many other items remain. 

It is also worth noting that the NDAA also includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes a broad array of water projects across the country. We will continue to keep members informed as updates to these priorities become available.