• Smith Says He Won’t Hold Up NDAA over Transgender Ban

    Smith Says He Won’t Hold Up NDAA over Transgender Ban0

    House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has vowed to fight the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender individuals in the military but will not let the issue get in the way of a bipartisan, bicameral defense authorization bill, he indicated to C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” Friday. The Supreme Court Jan. 22 cleared the way for the administration

  • Shutdown Showdown Continues

    Shutdown Showdown Continues0

    The Senate is expected to consider two separate spending bills Thursday, but they are both likely to fail. The House again on Wednesday passed a stopgap spending bill, as well as six of the spending bills House and Senate negotiators had worked out last year. Senate Republicans are unlikely to follow suit without a promise

  • House Armed Services Shifts Subcommittee Leaders

    House Armed Services Shifts Subcommittee Leaders0

    The House Armed Services Committee holds an organizational meeting Thursday morning. Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) formally announced subcommittee leadership assignments Wednesday. Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) will now chair the readiness subcommittee, with Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) serving as the top Republican. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) will remain the top