The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will begin to mark up the FY2016 Defense Authorization bill on Wednesday, April 22.

The HASC press release announced that subcommittee markups and the full committee markup will be streamed live on the committee’s YouTube Channel.

The HASC markup schedule calls for two subcommittees to mark up on Wednesday April 22: the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee (2:30 PM) and the Readiness Subcommittee (4:30 PM). On Thursday, April 23 the remaining four subcommittee will mark: the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee (8:30 AM); the Military Personnel Subcommittee (9:30 AM); the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee (10:30 AM); and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee (12:00 NOON).

The full committee markup is scheduled for the following week on Wednesday April 29 at 10:00 AM. HASC chair Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) hopes to take the bill to the House floor in early May.

As in past years, subcommittees are expected to release draft markups on the HASC website before the subcommittee meets.