FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues [Updated September 18, 2020] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Introduction: "Each year, the House and Senate armed services committees take up national defense authorization bills. The House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA; H.R. 2500) on July 12, 2019. The Senate passed its version of the NDAA (S. 1790) on June 27, 2019. These bills contain numerous provisions that affect military personnel, retirees, and their family members. Provisions in one version may not be included in the other, may be treated differently, or may be identical to those in the other versions. Following passage of each chamber's bill, a conference committee typically convenes to resolve the differences between the respective chambers' versions of the bill. The House passed the FY2020 NDAA conference report on December 11, 2019, and the Senate passed the report on December 17, 2019. On December 20, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed the bill into law (P.L. 116-92). This report highlights selected personnel-related issues that may generate high levels of congressional and constituent interest. Related CRS [Congressional Research Service] products are identified in each section to provide more detailed background information and analysis of the issues."
CRS Report for Congress, R46107
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/