The Senate Armed Services Committee will mark up its version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill the week of May 21, two weeks later than previously planned, a committee aide said Monday. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is expected to lead the markup for Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is recovering from brain cancer and surgery last week to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, reported CQ. McCain has not been in Washington since late last year. Meanwhile six House Armed Services’ subcommittees will mark up their portions of the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, with the full committee’s daylong markup scheduled for May 9. … The House Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee will mark up its FY 2019 spending bill Thursday at 9 a.m., the committee announced.