This week in Congress: NDAA and defense appropriations together again

Military Times: The Senate Armed Services Committee will mark up its draft of the annual defense authorization bill this week while the House Appropriations Committee advances its own work on the annual defense spending plan.

Both pieces of legislation are key parts of the annual military budget, which is not expected to be finalized by lawmakers until later this fall. But the work completed this month will set the baseline of debate for much of the summer, establishing defense spending toplines for the Republican-controlled Senate and Democrat-controlled House.

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