• HASC Advances Fiscal 2020 NDAA for Floor Vote

    HASC Advances Fiscal 2020 NDAA for Floor Vote0

    The House Armed Services Committee approved its fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill early Thursday morning and advanced it for floor consideration, CQ reported. The Democrat-crafted bill, completed in an unusually contentious 21-hour markup, authorizes $733 billion in defense spending, which is $17 billion less than the administration’s $750 billion request. Several Republicans on the panel

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  • Space Force Authorized by House Armed Services Lawmakers

    Space Force Authorized by House Armed Services Lawmakers0

    The House Armed Services Committee authorized language Thursday in its fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act bill that would create a new space force military branch. The measure, offered by Rep. Jim Cooper (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Strategic Forces subcommittee and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), advanced with unanimous support and would authorize funding for a

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  • Thornberry Unveils Amendment to Increase Spending in NDAA

    Thornberry Unveils Amendment to Increase Spending in NDAA0

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) introduced an amendment Tuesday to the chamber’s fiscal 2020 defense policy bill that would increase the fiscal 2020 defense topline to $750 billion, The Hill reported. The House version of next year’s NDAA was scheduled for debate by the Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Thornberry’s amendment is

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  • House to Consider Defense, Other Appropriations in Minibus Bill

    House to Consider Defense, Other Appropriations in Minibus Bill0

    The Democrat-led House is scheduled to vote on its first major fiscal 2020 appropriations package Wednesday, according to a House Appropriations Committee press release. Lawmakers will consider a four-bill package that includes $690 billion in new defense discretionary funding for fiscal 2020 that the Appropriations Committee advanced last week, according to the release. House Democratic leaders

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  • Inhofe Addresses ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit

    Inhofe Addresses ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit0

    Senate Armed Services Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday in a morning discussion session covering broad topics ranging from this year’s NDAA process to the nation’s current threat environment. Prior to diving into defense issues, he opened his remarks with praise for ADC and its mission in supporting communities

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  • Goldfein Addresses ADC National Summit, Stresses Service and Community Quality of Life

    Goldfein Addresses ADC National Summit, Stresses Service and Community Quality of Life0

    Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday in an afternoon question-and-answer session. Below are a few highlights of Gen. Goldfein’s comments: On Quality of Life Issues: Goldfein emphasized that quality schools and military spouse employment are two major issues that drive decision-making by service members and their

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