• Moran: Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Focus on Vets’ Mental Health in 2020

    Moran: Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Focus on Vets’ Mental Health in 2020

    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will make legislation addressing veterans’ mental wellbeing a priority in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee next year, Military.com reported. Moran is expected to lead the panel when its current chair, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), retires at the end of this year. Moran and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced legislation addressing

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  • Appropriators Meeting for Bipartisan Spending Talks Next Week

    Appropriators Meeting for Bipartisan Spending Talks Next Week

    House and Senate appropriators will sit down next week when House lawmakers return from their Veterans Day break. “We’re going to talk about everything — any way to move the process,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said, according to Politico. “We have to do the best we can as soon as we can.”

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  • Eaglen: SECDEF Worried About Long-Term CR

    Eaglen: SECDEF Worried About Long-Term CR

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper is so worried about the consequences of a long-term continuing resolution that when he went to Capitol Hill recently to brief lawmakers on the Abu Bakr al–Baghdadi raid, “he spent much of his time pleading for a 2020 appropriations bill,” defense policy analyst Mackenzie Eaglen wrote in a Defense One column. Eaglen,

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