The House passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 2021 on July 31. The Act calls for an assessment of connections between terrorist groups and the government of Iran, but makes clear that it in no way authorizes the use of force against Iran. It also appropriates $700 million for countering ISIS in part in Iraq, yet bars funds appropriated by the bill to be used to further involve or permanently station U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq. The Act was introduced in the House by Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN01) on July 16.
- Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021 Passes the House (H.R.7617)