House committee holding marathon defense bill markup

By Andres Picon | 05/20/2024 06:47 AM EDT

Lawmakers are likely to propose numerous amendments on energy and environment issues.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.).

House Armed Services Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) will hold a markup this week of his fiscal 2025 National Defense Authorization Act. Pool photo by Rod Lamkey

The House Armed Services Committee this week will hold a markup for its fiscal 2025 defense policy bill, in which lawmakers could propose a flurry of energy- and environment-related amendments.

The panel unveiled text for seven subcommittee titles last week, along with a separate bill — H.R. 8070, the “Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement Act” — that will serve as the base for the fiscal 2025 National Defense Authorization Act.

“It’s vital that we in Congress do our job and ensure our nation’s heroes are being taken care of,” Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said in a statement.


The subcommittee portions of the NDAA already include numerous energy and environment riders, many of them focused on bolstering resilience and helping the military confront extreme weather made more severe by climate change.