The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 on Wednesday night without including Rep. Jeff Denham's (R-Calif.) ENLIST Act or Rep. Mike Coffman's (R-Colo.) Military Enlistment Act. Both bills would have granted amnesty to certain illegal aliens who enlist in the military.
The Committee's Ranking Member, Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), did offer the Denham bill as an amendment late Wednesday night, but he withdrew since the bill hasn't been scored and it he didn't have an offset for it.
The bill proceeds to the full House for consideration, but not before going through the House Rules Committee first. The Rules Committee will determine what amendments can and can't be offered to the underlying bill.
Originally Published: Thu, May 8th 2014 @ 11:35am EDT