NDAA Conference Committee Report

Conference Committee members are predicting that the final version of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA – H.R. 4310) will be filed in the House and Senate for a final vote on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Despite threats from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to request a presidential veto over a variety of issues, including the Administration’s request for drastic increases to pharmacy co-pays, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (Mich.) is optimistic that the final version of the bill will pass both chambers and will not be vetoed by the President.