Lawmakers may not be able to vote on individual amendments during the Senate’s debate of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill, after Republican senators on Tuesday objected to amendments being offered by GOP Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah). To limit debate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) later Tuesday lined up a series of procedural votes over the coming week scheduled to culminate with a vote on final passage of the annual defense policy bill next Wednesday, reported CQ. … The Army has narrowed its list of candidates to host the headquarters for the service’s new Futures Command to Austin, Boston, Raleigh, Minneapolis and Philadelphia, reports the Dallas Morning News. Two of the finalists, Boston and Raleigh, were publicly identified last week. Army teams visited Boston, Raleigh and Austin last week and are visiting Minneapolis and Philadelphia this week, said Army spokesman Col. Patrick Seiber. “The intent remains to announce a final location by the end of the month,” Seiber said. … Harford County, Md., seeks firms to study and develop a regional strategy to support Aberdeen Proving Ground’s military mission, the regional economy and recreational opportunities by assessing the Susquehanna Flats portion of the Chesapeake Bay for the viability of the beneficial reuse of dredge material. The Susquehanna River Impact and Accretion Study also calls for quantifying regional sea-level rise and developing a long-range plan to mitigate the impacts. Responses to the RFP are due July 9.
Army photo by Bridget Lynch