Senate and House conferees have reached an agreement of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, according to multiple reports.
Conferees are expected to sign the bill on Monday afternoon, and then the House would hold a floor vote on Wednesday, Dec. 11, with a Senate vote to follow soon after.
Key disagreements that had prevented the NDAA from being passed until now included the creation of the Space Force and using military funds to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
Politico reports that a breakthrough happened when conferees reached an agreement on 12 weeks paid parental leave for all federal employees.
However, the bill reportedly does not include broad protections and cleanup measures for PFAS chemicals, a key AUSN initiative.
Politico also reported that the bill included provisions that would end the Widow’s Tax and repeal the Feres Doctrine, moves AUSN supports.