House Passes Defense Policy Bill with Provision to Block OPM-GSA Merger

Government Executive: The House voted 220-197 Friday to pass the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes yet another provision to block the Trump administration from merging the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.

The must-pass annual defense policy bill is often the vehicle by which lawmakers try to include legislation that otherwise might languish. Lawmakers considered more than 400 amendments on the floor this week.

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