Minnesota Republicans John Kline and Chip Cravaack have been named to a defense policy conference committee.
The committee is a temporary panel made up of House members and Senators who will work to combine two versions of a defense policy bill for final passage through Congress. Kline comes from the Armed Services Committee and Cravaack is one of two Transportation Committee Republicans on the panel.
The conference committee met for the first time Wednesday, and Politico reports that members hope to get the bill to the president by next week.
The committee will have to tackle a controversial military detainee provision that has lead President Obama to threaten to veto the entire bill. The provision, passed by the Senate, would require the military to capture and hold people believed to have ties to al Qaeda, even Americans and those captured in the United States.
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