• Shelby Pulls Harbor Funding from Disaster Aid Bill, Deal Nearing Completion

    Shelby Pulls Harbor Funding from Disaster Aid Bill, Deal Nearing Completion0

    Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said he pulled his controversial proposal for harbor maintenance funding from the stalled disaster aid bill after meeting with President Donald Trump Monday, CQ reported. Senate and House lawmakers appeared to be on track Tuesday to pass a disaster relief package this week, which would include disaster recovery funds for

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  • Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction

    Court Cases Weighing Defense, Treasury Funds for Border Construction0

    A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., considered arguments in two cases Friday seeking to block President Donald Trump from directing DOD and Treasury funds toward construction of a southern border barrier, the Associated Press reported. One lawsuit was filed by California and 19 other states, and a coalition of environmental and civil rights organizations filed

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  • Wilson Again Calls for Immediate Disaster Repair Funding

    Wilson Again Calls for Immediate Disaster Repair Funding0

    Outgoing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Thursday that DOD needs Congress to move quickly to approve funding for ongoing disaster repairs from recent storm damage at military bases, Roll Call reported. A Senate disaster relief package, which includes a portion of needed repair funding for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Camp Lejeune, N.C., and

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  • Sen. Warren Proposes Military Climate Change Legislation

    Sen. Warren Proposes Military Climate Change Legislation0

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will introduce legislation to strengthen military installations against future climate change damage and require DOD to achieve net-zero emissions for all non-combat bases and infrastructure by 2030, Reuters reported Wednesday. Warren, a member of the Armed Services Committee and a Democratic presidential candidate, released a summary of her plan that would

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  • House Democrats Propose Bill Limiting Transfer of MilCon Funds

    House Democrats Propose Bill Limiting Transfer of MilCon Funds0

    House Armed Services Committee Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would restrict the amount of military construction funds the Pentagon is allowed to transfer between DOD accounts, The Hill reported. The bill, proposed by Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and committee members Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Rep. John Garmendi (D-Calif.) is in response to DOD’s

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  • House Appropriators Pass Disputed MilCon-VA Spending Bill; Veterans Make Big Gains

    House Appropriators Pass Disputed MilCon-VA Spending Bill; Veterans Make Big Gains0

    The House Appropriations Committee approved a $108.1 billion Military Construction-VA spending bill Thursday, but only after feuding over funding for a border wall, according to CQ. The committee ultimately advanced the bill in a largely party line 31-21 vote. The bill is typically a highly popular spending bill, but this year it has become enveloped in

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