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Lawmakers weigh punting tough issues on massive defense policy bill

Oct 25, 2019 - The Washington Times

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, faced with a deadlock on the massive 2020 defense policy bill, are weighing a stripped-down version of the measure that would punt on some of the most divisive issues, including money for President Trump's Mexico border wall.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, confirmed Thursday that he is preparing a "skinny" version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The temporary military budget agreement is set to expire nex...