As I predicted last month, Congress will quickly take up the bill regarding defense spending (which also includes a provision for protected leave for military families) this week, when it opens its 2008 session.
The New York Times is reporting this morning that a resolution of the issues which resulted in the President’s pocket veto of the bill are being resolved, and passage is expected shortly.
Officials said the most likely approach would be to vote to send the Pentagon measure back to the Armed Services Committee, where the disputed provision could be quickly corrected, allowing the bill to be brought back for a final vote by the end of the week.
“We hope to fix it,” an aide said.
For background on the expanded FMLA leave for military families portion of the bill, see my earlier post on the subject.
(Hat Tip: Ohio Employer’s Law Blog)