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House Armed Service Committee Passes H.R 2500 (33Y-24N)

On June 13th, 2019 the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal Year 2020. Next the bill will be considered by the full house. The bill had originally been introduced on May 2nd.

Included within the annual bill is an appropriation of up to $53,360,000 for Navy Construction projects in Bahrain, presumably for the Naval Support Activity base on the island.

Additionally, the bill includes a $1,045,000,000 overseas contingency appropriation for the “Counter Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Train and Equip” fund.

On June 14th, 2019 it was announced that a bill from the 115th Congress (H.R. 608 “Stop Arming Terrorists Act”) has been included in the version of H.R. 2500 forwarded by the committee.