• Congress Cancels Recess as Shutdown Stalemate Drags On

    Congress Cancels Recess as Shutdown Stalemate Drags On0

      The House and Senate will skip next week’s scheduled recess if the partial government shutdown continues. Many federal agencies stopped operating more than four weeks ago when their funding ended. The House has passed bills to reopen the government, but Senate leaders do not plan to vote on those measures because they do not

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  • Democrats Add New Members to House Armed Services Panel

    Democrats Add New Members to House Armed Services Panel0

      House leaders released the names of 15 members joining the Armed Services Committee, which will be chaired by Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.). The new Democratic members are Reps. Gil Cisneros (Calif.), Jason Crow (Colo.), Veronica Escobar (Texas), Jared Golden (Maine), Deb Haaland (N.M.), Katie Hill (Calif.), Kendra Horn (Okla.), Chrissy Houlahan (Pa.), William Keating

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  • Calvert Becomes Ranking Member on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

    Calvert Becomes Ranking Member on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee0

      Rep. Ken Calvert (Calif.) will become the top Republican on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee. The previous holder of that position, Rep. Kay Granger (Texas), is now the top Republican on the full Appropriations Committee. Rep. John Carter (Texas) will remain the top Republican on the subcommittee for military construction and VA. Rep. Pete

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  • Childcare Important to Readiness: Navy, Marine Leaders

    Childcare Important to Readiness: Navy, Marine Leaders0

      Providing affordable childcare is becoming a “conundrum” for the military in some areas but is crucial to readiness and retention, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith said Thursday. “A lot of people have tried to bin this and call it a woman’s issue. It’s not,” Smith said, according to USNI News.

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  • New Group Hopes to Work Together on Fort Meade-Area Issues

    New Group Hopes to Work Together on Fort Meade-Area Issues0

    The newly formed Maryland Defense and Aerospace Consortium is set to hold its first meeting Tuesday in Washington. Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy will join the meeting, Defense News reported. The group includes representatives from DOD, industry, workforce organizations and local universities. Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.), a member of the Armed Services Committee. He assembled the

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  • Shutdown Impact: Coast Guard Members to Miss Next Check

    Shutdown Impact: Coast Guard Members to Miss Next Check0

    About 43,000 members of the U.S. Coast Guard will not receive a paycheck Tuesday because of the partial government shutdown, according to Military Times. An additional 10,000 Coast Guard personnel are on furlough. Coast Guard members expected to lose pay at the end of last year, but administrators were able to make it through one

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