The Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, Senate Bill 2943, with a vote of 85-13.
It is highly likely that the President will veto it since this relates to defense spending, citing opposition to key provisions on acquisition and cybersecurity policy, among a litany of other objections. Regardless, we are confident that the TEDD adoption investigations will take place.
The NDAA for Fiscal Year 2017 in its entirety:
(go to page 104 for SEC. 337. TACTICAL EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOGS – this relates to contracts):
CURRENT STATUS: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2943
The House Report in its entirety: https://www.congress.gov/1…/crpt/hrpt537/CRPT-114hrpt537.pdf – the TEDD adoption portion starts on page 130. There is also a section on End-of-Service Veterinary Care for Military Working Dogs that starts on page 134.
The Senate Report in its entirety is available at https://www.congress.gov/114/crpt/srpt255/CRPT-114srpt255.pdf – the TEDD portion starts on page 85.