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

    Senate, House Working On NDAA, Defense Funding This Week0

    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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  • Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction

    Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction0

    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 Request0

    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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