• Trump to Nominate Barbara Barrett as Air Force Secretary

    Trump to Nominate Barbara Barrett as Air Force Secretary

    President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is nominating Barbara Barrett, a former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, as the next Air Force secretary. “I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former member of the Aerospace Corporation, to be the next Secretary of the Air Force. She will be an

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

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

    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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  • Tinker Air Force Base Moves Aircraft to Avoid Storms

    Tinker Air Force Base Moves Aircraft to Avoid Storms

    Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., has moved aircraft to other military installations and has recommended staff don’t come to work in anticipation of storms expected to batter the state, Air Force Times reported. A base spokesman said the planes were moved to other bases over the weekend, but declined to discuss specifics of the aircrafts’

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  • Pine Bluff Arsenal Compatible Use Study Proposals Sought

    Pine Bluff Arsenal Compatible Use Study Proposals Sought

    The City of White Hall, Ark., seeks proposals from qualified firms to prepare a Compatible Use Study for Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), including the City of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, to address the encroachment and compatibility issues facing PBA today. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues,

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  • Senate, House Working On NDAA, Defense Funding This Week

    Senate, House Working On NDAA, Defense Funding This Week

    The Senate Armed Services Committee kicked off Capitol Hill’s defense legislative activity Monday afternoon as the Readiness subcommittee began markups of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in a closed Monday afternoon session. Tuesday morning the House Appropriations Committee finalizes its defense spending bill, hoping to complete it before the upcoming Memorial Day recess.

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  • Capitol Hill Negotiators Near Deal on Disaster Relief Package

    Capitol Hill Negotiators Near Deal on Disaster Relief Package

    Senate and House negotiators are nearing agreement on a long-delayed disaster relief package, CQ reported Monday. Several last-minute snags, including how to extend legal authority for the lapsed Violence Against Women Act were holding up the disaster and humanitarian aid before lawmakers leave town for the Memorial Day recess. Senate Republicans seek temporary renewal of VAWA programs through

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