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Daines looks at defense authorization

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., discussed in a telephonic press conference Thursday the National Defense Authorization Act, what the act contains and what he would like to see added to it before it is passed.

The Senate was working on the authorization Thursday.

Daines said the bill is not an appropriation, but an authorization for funding the nation's military and how that money can and cannot be used.

He said much of the details of the bill need to be hashed out within and between the Senate and the House of Representatives, but there are a number of elements contained in the base bill that he c...


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