Defense Policy Bill Deal Likely This Week, House Cmte Chair Says

House Armed Services Cmte Chairman Adam Smith says lawmakers are expected to have an agreement for a FY20 defense authorization bill by the end of this week.

  • Negotiators likely will have a deal “in principle” by Friday: Smith
  • ”I am cautiously optimistic we will be able to finish this week:” Smith
  • The thorny issue of whether to include funding to build a U.S. southern border wall will be decided by House and Senate leaders: Smith