This week in Congress: The annual marathon mark-up of military budget policy

Military Times: This week’s short congressional schedule will feature one of the longest hearings of the year: the annual mark-up of the defense authorization bill by the House Armed Services Committee.

The massive military budget policy measure, which has passed through Congress for the last 59 consecutive years, already includes a 3 percent pay raise for troops in 2021, a $1 billion coronavirus response account for defense planners, and hundreds of other provisions which will impact the department for years to come.

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