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As NDAA Markups Begin, Problems Linger on Transparency and Spending Levels
04/28/2015 at 07:29 am - Michi Iljazi

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This week the U.S. House of Representatives will markup the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. While TPA has continued to praise the House of Representatives for their strides on transparency with an open process that allows for amendments and debate to be shown to the public, the Senate has yet to embrace the notion of that same open process. In the Senate, the biggest change may come with long-needed transparency that matches the House process by having an “Open-NDAA,” a process by which the public can see what actually happens. TPA has been a vocal voice advocating for an open-process for the NDAA in the Senate and once again TPA joined a transpartisan coalition letter (below) urging new Senate Armed Services Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to adopt an open and more transparent process for the Senate’s procedures on this year’s NDAA markup. Sen. McCain is a supporter of having an open-process for NDAA, but it remains to be seen if that position will win once the markup occurs in a few weeks.

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