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  • Senate, House Working On NDAA, Defense Funding This Week

    Senate, House Working On NDAA, Defense Funding This Week

    The Senate Armed Services Committee kicked off Capitol Hill’s defense legislative activity Monday afternoon as the Readiness subcommittee began markups of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in a closed Monday afternoon session. Tuesday morning the House Appropriations Committee finalizes its defense spending bill, hoping to complete it before the upcoming Memorial Day recess.

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  • Capitol Hill Negotiators Near Deal on Disaster Relief Package

    Capitol Hill Negotiators Near Deal on Disaster Relief Package

    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 through

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  • Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction

    Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction

    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 filed

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  • House Subcommittee Pegs $15 Million for Space Force, Far Below White House Request

    House Subcommittee Pegs $15 Million for Space Force, Far Below White House Request

    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 the

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  • Military Family Child Care Highlighted at Personnel Subcommittee Hearing

    Military Family Child Care Highlighted at Personnel Subcommittee Hearing

    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 2,000

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  • Senior Lawmakers, White House to Discuss 2020 Spending Levels This Week

    Senior Lawmakers, White House to Discuss 2020 Spending Levels This Week

    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 McConnell

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  • Wilson Again Calls for Immediate Disaster Repair Funding

    Wilson Again Calls for Immediate Disaster Repair Funding

    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., and

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  • Shanahan To Retain Top Pentagon Civilians If Confirmed as SecDef

    Shanahan To Retain Top Pentagon Civilians If Confirmed as SecDef

    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 Eric

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