The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled today to begin marking up its version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill after its seven subcommittees advanced their portions of the measure Monday and Tuesday. The Military Personnel Subcommittee — the only panel to mark up its section in an open session — recommended a 2.6 percent military pay raise and an increase in troop levels in approving its portion of the annual defense policy bill, reported Stars and Stripes. Details will not be available until the full committee completes its markup.
The full committee’s markup, which also will be conducted behind closed doors, will extend into Thursday, and possibly into Friday.
Air Force photo by Xavier Navarro