• 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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  • 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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  • House Armed Services Panel to Mark Up Full 2020 NDAA Bill Wednesday

    House Armed Services Panel to Mark Up Full 2020 NDAA Bill Wednesday0

    The House Armed Services Committee will mark up its fiscal 2020 annual defense authorization bill Wednesday after most of the legislation advanced through the panel’s subcommittees last week. Overall, the Democrat-led House’s fiscal year 2020 NDAA would authorize a $733 billion defense budget, including $633 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget and $69 billion in

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  • House Readiness Panel Advances its Draft Legislation for Full NDAA Markup

    House Readiness Panel Advances its Draft Legislation for Full NDAA Markup0

    The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee approved its portion of the fiscal 2020 defense policy bill Wednesday morning, CQ reported. The panel was the final Armed Services subcommittee to advance its National Defense Authorization Act legislation, approving its markup without amendments. The full committee will mark up this year’s NDAA package June 12. The readiness

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