• Rep. Granger Tapped for Top GOP Slot on House Appropriations

    Rep. Granger Tapped for Top GOP Slot on House Appropriations0

    Texas Rep. Kay Granger is set to become the House Republicans’ top appropriator in the 116th Congress after the GOP Steering Committee selected her Thursday. The House GOP Conference still needs to ratify the decision today. Granger has served as chairwoman of the defense appropriations subcommittee since 2017, creating a vacancy for a Republican to

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  • Lawmakers Point to Report’s Conclusion to Bolster Case for Higher Defense Spending

    Lawmakers Point to Report’s Conclusion to Bolster Case for Higher Defense Spending0

    Defense hawks in Congress are using the overriding takeaway from the recent report by the National Defense Strategy Commission — the U.S. military is at risk of losing its next major conflict — as their opening argument in an effort to sustain the growth in defense spending over the past two years. “We got ourselves

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  • GOP Content to Let House Democrats Tackle Earmarks

    GOP Content to Let House Democrats Tackle Earmarks0

    Many House Republicans have been eager to suspend the chamber’s eight-year-old ban on earmarks, but House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently has been urging the GOP Conference to step back and let Democrats make the first move when they assume control of the House in the 116th Congress. “Let the new party wrestle with

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