As the FY2011 Defense Appropriations Process continues, ROA will keep you informed on relevant updates.
The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense (HAC-D) plans to mark-up their bill in closed session today at 1:30PM. The Defense bill will not go to full committee mark-up until after the August recess.
It is rumored that the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense (SAC-D) could mark-up their bill next Thursday, August 5, prior to going out for August recess.
It is also rumored that once the Senate marks the Defense Appropriations bill in subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) will be asked to bring the Armed Services bill to the Senate Floor. This is not anticipated to happen until September, after the recess.
Both the House and the Senate will have 2 1/2 weeks of business left in the fiscal year when they return from August recess.