The House Armed Services Committee plans to take up the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in late June, with plans to complete the full committee markup before July 4.

HASC will conduct subcommittee markups June 22-23 and hold a full committee markup July 1, per a June 5 announcement. The subcommittee markups kick off at 11 a.m., while the full committee markup will begin at 10 a.m.

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On June 22, the HASC Subcommittees on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities as well as Strategic Forces will host their markups. On June 23, the Subcommittees on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Military Personnel, Readiness, and Seapower and Projection Forces will host their markups.

The HASC markups will follow the Senate Armed Services Committee’s own FY ’21 NDAA markups, to take place June 8-10. Observers are strongly urged to watch the hearings remotely as Capitol Hill continues to restrict access to the general public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The Defense Department released its fiscal year 2021 presidential budget request Feb. 10, which included $705 billion, an $800 million billion increase over the FY ’20 enacted appropriation for base and overseas contingency operations funding. Leaders of both Armed Services Committees have expressed their desire to pass the NDAA by the end of the fiscal year, despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19.