White House pushes back on Senate language on Space Force, missile defense satellites

September 9, 2019


WASHINGTON — As Congress returns from summer recess, the White House is ramping up pressure on House and Senate leaders to make changes to current language in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

On Friday the White House released a Sept. 4 letter sent to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) that has a 10-page list of items the White House opposes in the Senate’s defense and intelligence authorization bills, including proposed language on the U.S. Space Force. The administration on July 9 published its objections to the House version of the NDAA.

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