• Senior Lawmakers, White House to Discuss 2020 Spending Levels This Week

    Senior Lawmakers, White House to Discuss 2020 Spending Levels This Week

    Top lawmakers expect to meet with the White House this week to start talks on setting fiscal 2020 spending levels and how to resolve the recent expiration of the debt limit suspension, CQ reported Friday. The talks will include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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  • Wilson Again Calls for Immediate Disaster Repair Funding

    Wilson Again Calls for Immediate Disaster Repair Funding

    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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  • Shanahan To Retain Top Pentagon Civilians If Confirmed as SecDef

    Shanahan To Retain Top Pentagon Civilians If Confirmed as SecDef

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will retain his top two Pentagon civilian staff if he gains Senate confirmation as the next permanent DOD chief, Breaking Defense reported. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, who also serves as DOD’s comptroller, would remain in his official capacity as the agency’s second-in-charge, and acting Chief of Staff Eric

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