• House Lawyers File Motion to Stop Milcon Funds from Going to Border Wall

    House Lawyers File Motion to Stop Milcon Funds from Going to Border Wall0

    House lawyers filed a motion Tuesday evening requesting a federal judge block the administration’s plan to use reprogrammed DOD funds for southern border barriers, according to The Hill. The motion seeks to stop about $6 billion in military construction and counter-drug funds for building President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall. “Defendants are moving quickly to

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  • President Trump Dismisses Grand Spending Caps Deal

    President Trump Dismisses Grand Spending Caps Deal0

    President Donald Trump Thursday night dismissed the idea of a bipartisan two-year spending caps deal to avoid billions in mandatory defense and nondefense spending cuts, Politico.com reported. “House Democrats want to negotiate a $2 TRILLION spending increase but can’t even pass their own plan. We can’t afford it anyway, and it’s not happening!” Trump tweeted.

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  • House Armed Services Committee Sets June Markups for NDAA

    House Armed Services Committee Sets June Markups for NDAA0

    The House Armed Services Committee will begin its markup of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in early June, according to a House Armed Services Committee press release. The markup begins June 4 with the subcommittees for Military Personnel, Seapower and Projection Forces, Tactical Air and Land Forces and Strategic Forces. The next day

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  • Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases

    Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases0

    Top Army officials testifying before House defense appropriators earlier this week defended the service’s decision to stop purchasing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Military.com reported. Last year the Army pursued about $30 billion in budget savings to pay for the service’s modernization strategy over the next five years. The CH-47 cuts were among 186 cost savings ideas,

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  • House Sets Spending Level; McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks

    House Sets Spending Level; McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks0

    House lawmakers voted to raise the overall 2020 budget limit to $1.3 trillion Tuesday, allowing appropriators to begin work on spending bills, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later told reporters bipartisan budget talks are underway, Defense News reported. The House set a $733 billion top-line for national defense as part of a “deeming resolution”

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  • ‘I’d Be Sympathetic’: 7 Moments from Tuesday’s HASC Hearing

    ‘I’d Be Sympathetic’: 7 Moments from Tuesday’s HASC Hearing0

    Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript: Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component of

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