The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will begin to mark up the FY2017 Defense Authorization bill on Wednesday, April 20.

The HASC markup schedule calls for three subcommittees to mark up on Wednesday April 20: the Military Personnel Subcommittee (11:30 AM); the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee (1:30 PM) and the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee (3:00 PM).

On Thursday, April 21 the remaining three subcommittee will mark: the Readiness Subcommittee (9:30 AM); the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee (11:00 AM); and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee (12:00 NOON).

All HASC subcommittee markups will be open.

Check the committee website for information on live streaming of the markups on the committee's YouTube channel.

The full committee markup is scheduled for the following week on Wednesday April 27 at 10:00 AM. HASC chair Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) hopes to take the bill to the House floor in early May.

Subcommittees may release draft markups on the HASC website before the subcommittees meet.