• Sec. McCarthy Says ‘Harder Choices’ Are Coming in Future Budgets

    Sec. McCarthy Says ‘Harder Choices’ Are Coming in Future Budgets0

    The Pentagon has completed its planning for the fiscal year 2021 budget request that will be sent to Capitol Hill next month, and while it includes some difficult choices, “harder choices are coming again” in future years, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Wednesday. The Army will rely on its “night court” process to find cuts

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  • Senate Dems Want to Force Vote to Stop Border Emergency

    Senate Dems Want to Force Vote to Stop Border Emergency0

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other top Senate Democrats said they intend to force another floor vote to reverse President Donald Trump’s border-related national emergency declaration and stop the diversion of more DOD funding to pay for a border wall. “Last time Pres. Trump raided money from military construction for his border wall:

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  • House Schedule: NDAA in May, Approps in June

    House Schedule: NDAA in May, Approps in June0

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wants to bring the National Defense Authorization Act to the floor in May and dedicate June to passing as many fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills as possible, he told reporters this week, according to CQ. House budget leaders have said they may not try to pass a formal budget

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  • Collins, King Push Back on DOD’s Potential Shipbuilding Cut

    Collins, King Push Back on DOD’s Potential Shipbuilding Cut0

    Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) are protesting reports that the Navy is considering scaling back its shipbuilding plans. “We write to express our strong support for a 355-ship Navy and to urge continued support from the department for a robust shipbuilding budget,” Collins and King wrote in a letter dated Jan. 6.

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  • White House to Release FY21 Budget Request Feb. 10

    White House to Release FY21 Budget Request Feb. 100

    President Donald Trump will send his full budget request for fiscal year 2021 to Congress Feb. 10, the White House announced Monday. The budget request will not be an abbreviated version like the Administration has submitted to Capitol Hill the past two years, CQ reported. Under a two-year agreement enacted last summer, discretionary spending in

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  • Lawmakers Look to Next Appropriations Cycle

    Lawmakers Look to Next Appropriations Cycle0

    Congress and President Trump averted another holiday season government shutdown when he signed all 12 appropriations bills into law Friday, hours before stopgap spending was set to lapse. Lawmakers have promised to try to finish the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills before that fiscal year starts Oct. 1. “Let me stress my objective will be

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