Defense bill ready for action in both the House, Senate

By Andres Picon | 06/10/2024 06:59 AM EDT

The legislation could carry major energy and environment provisions. More than 1,300 amendments are pending in the House.

Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas).

Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) wants to use the National Defense Authorization Act to strike the president's natural gas export review pause. Ken Cedeno/Getty Images

Congressional debates over energy and climate policy will flare up this week as the House and Senate look to advance their respective versions of the fiscal 2025 defense policy bill.

Senate Armed Services subcommittees will meet Tuesday and Wednesday for the chamber’s first markups of the National Defense Authorization Act. The full committee will have its closed-door marathon markup Wednesday and Thursday.

The Democratic majority will likely work to infuse the bill with provisions that aim to shore up the military’s climate resilience and energy efficiency goals.


Across the Capitol, the Rules Committee will kick off the action in the House, setting up floor debate on dozens of amendments to the chamber’s own version of the NDAA.