National Defense Authorization Act

What Remains on Congress’ To-Do List This September
 

House Stands Down on Women in the Draft
 

After the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a provision in the defense authorization bill that would require women to register for the draft, the Rules Committee watered down the language of the House version of the bill, downgrading that requirement to a mere study.

While most Democrats were expected to vote in favor of adding women to the draft, many Republicans voiced opposition. Sen. Ted Cruz even suggested supporters of the measure were “nuts.”

Lawmakers Pre-Empt Obama on Guantanamo
 

Reid Noncommittal on Closing Gitmo
 

Obama Expected to Sign NDAA
 

Shortly after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters he expects President Barack Obama to sign the amended bill when it reaches his desk. Earnest noted that despite the provisions in the bill that bar the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the administration still intends to submit a plan for closing the prison to Congress.

Republicans Warn Obama on Gitmo Closure
 

Opponents of moving Guantánamo detainees to the U.S. mainland are firing a new round of warning shots ahead of an Obama administration plan regarding closing the facility.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told reporters Thursday he could hold up as many nominations as needed to try to thwart implementation of any executive actions on transferring individuals held at the prison facility at the naval base to the United States.

Pelosi: House Democrats Will Sustain NDAA Veto