ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
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Senate and House negotiators are nearing agreement on a long-delayed disaster relief package, CQ reported Monday. Several last-minute snags, including how to extend legal authority for the lapsed Violence Against Women Act were holding up the disaster and humanitarian aid before lawmakers leave town for the Memorial Day recess. Senate Republicans seek temporary renewal of VAWA programs throughREAD MORE
A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., considered arguments in two cases Friday seeking to block President Donald Trump from directing DOD and Treasury funds toward construction of a southern border barrier, the Associated Press reported. One lawsuit was filed by California and 19 other states, and a coalition of environmental and civil rights organizations filedREAD MORE
The House Defense Appropriations subcommittee has allocated $15 million for the creation of a new military space force in its fiscal 2020 appropriations bill, Roll Call reported Monday. If the House Appropriations Committee’s full $690.2 defense spending bill is approved this week, the proposed space force funding would be almost $57.5 million lower than theREAD MORE
House lawmakers pressed the Pentagon’s service personnel chiefs last Thursday on why military families are waiting as much as six months and longer for on-base child care, Military Times reported. During a Military Personnel subcommittee hearing, Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the Navy’s personnel chief, said about 8,000 personnel were on wait lists and “about 2,000READ MORE
Top lawmakers expect to meet with the White House this week to start talks on setting fiscal 2020 spending levels and how to resolve the recent expiration of the debt limit suspension, CQ reported Friday. The talks will include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellREAD MORE
Outgoing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Thursday that DOD needs Congress to move quickly to approve funding for ongoing disaster repairs from recent storm damage at military bases, Roll Call reported. A Senate disaster relief package, which includes a portion of needed repair funding for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Camp Lejeune, N.C., andREAD MORE
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will retain his top two Pentagon civilian staff if he gains Senate confirmation as the next permanent DOD chief, Breaking Defense reported. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, who also serves as DOD’s comptroller, would remain in his official capacity as the agency’s second-in-charge, and acting Chief of Staff EricREAD MORE