• Negotiators Reach Spending Agreement, Plan Votes Next Week

    Negotiators Reach Spending Agreement, Plan Votes Next Week

    Democratic and Republican lawmakers and the White House reached an agreement “in principle” Thursday that will allow Congress to vote on all 12 annual spending bills for fiscal year 2020, according to news reports. “It is my hope that we will consider those appropriations bills on the floor on Tuesday; perhaps a series of minibus

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  • Senate to Vote on NDAA Next Week

    Senate to Vote on NDAA Next Week

    The Senate will consider the National Defense Authorization Act next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday. The House overwhelmingly passed the long-stalled bill Wednesday. President Trump is expected to sign it into law quickly. “All of our priorities have made it into the final NDAA: Pay Raise for our Troops, Rebuilding our

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    At a Pentagon ceremony, the Army Community Partnership Program honored partnerships in Arizona, California, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia. “The fence line has become the front line,” Alex Beehler, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, said, according to a DOD story. “And that clearly means the surrounding

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  • House Passes NDAA; Senate Expected to Follow

    House Passes NDAA; Senate Expected to Follow

    The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday evening, sending the bill to the Senate, where it is also expected to pass. The White House has said President Trump plans to sign it into law. Read On Base’s analysis of what is – and is not – in the compromise bill.

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  • Lowey: Approps Deal Possible on Thursday

    Lowey: Approps Deal Possible on Thursday

    House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that there may be a deal on spending bills by “the end of the day” Thursday, CQ reported Wednesday night. Republican negotiators send Lowey another offer Wednesday, “and we’re discussing it and we can find some agreement,” she said. Appropriations leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday

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  • Space Force Champions on Hill Talk about New Branch

    Space Force Champions on Hill Talk about New Branch

    If approved by Congress, a new space force would remain a part of the Air Force for the foreseeable future, one of the force’s top champions in Congress predicted Wednesday. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said he doesn’t see a need to make it its own service. “It just depends if it becomes too burdensome for

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