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SASC Chair McCain Strong on UCLASS

Word is out today of a letter Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain sent to the Secretary of Defense outlining his desire to see the Navy develop UCLASS for action in contested environments. Here is the money quote from...Show More Summary

Iran more dangerous to Iraq than ISIS: U.S. terror experts

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

An ideologically divergent group left the Armed Services Committee with little doubt that the ISIS threat will ultimately diminish, but Iran will maintain its ability "to dominate the region."

Talking Defense Spending With John McCain

Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain joined me to open the third hour of the show today: Audio: 03-20hhs-mccain Transcript: HH: The longest range story is whether or not we’re going to fund the Pentagon. And at the tip of that spear is Senator John McCain from the great state of Arizona. Show More Summary

US House to Pass Defense Budget by May - US Congressman

According to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, the US House of Representatives would pass defense budget the middle of May.

Even Fake Fiscal Restraint Is Too Much for the GOP’s Defense Hawks

last weekNews : Reason

For a sense of what the debate over military spending looks like within much of the Republican party, it’s worth going back a few weeks to a letter written by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry. The letter, which...Show More Summary

Mary Jo White Backs ‘Fiduciary Standard’ for Brokers

Bloomberg SEC Chairman Mary Jo White testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill. Mary Jo White, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Tuesday said the agency should develop stricter standards for brokers who recommend financial products to clients. Her remarks, made at an event sponsored by Securities Industry and Financial [...]

US Should Increase Defense Spending to $577 Bln - Senator McCain

US Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain stated that the US should increase defense spending to $577 billion of defense discretionary budget authority.

Pentagon Budget May Include $1Bln in Lethal Aid to Ukraine - Congressman

The 2016 Pentagon budget may include $1 billion in lethal aid to Ukraine, said US House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

Carter: Mosul plan was a mistaken disclosure of “military secrets”

The new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday that the press briefing last month which released plans to the world about the intention that the city of Mosul, Iraq would be the focus of an Iraqi attack in mid-Spring was a mistake. The briefer, whose presentation for reporters at […]

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard: Profile in Courage

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name." - Confucious Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) voluntarily served two tours of combat duty in Iraq and currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee. In a televised...Show More Summary

Grand Central: That Didn’t Go Well, Madame Chair

Jon Hilsenrath sees a disputatious encounter between Janet Yellen and the House Financial Services Committee as a sign that the Fed has a fight on its hands.

Intel Chief Clapper: 2014 Was ‘Most Lethal Year for Global Terrorism’

4 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee today that 2014 was the "most lethal year" on record for terrorist attacks in decades.

Legal Experts Tell Congress Obama's New War Authorization Fails To Limit Power

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- National security law experts, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, faulted President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization for the fight against the Islamic State, saying it adds more presidential...Show More Summary

After Hearing, Capitol Police Arrest Lawyer for Shouting Question at Clapper About NSA Surveillance

Shahid Buttar, a constitutional lawyer and executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), was arrested by Capitol police at the end of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified. In video posted by the peace group, CODEPINK, Buttar shouts a question about NSA surveillance [...]

Grand Central: That Didn’t Go Well, Madame Chair

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, February 26, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath sees a disputatious encounter between Janet Yellen and the House Financial Services Committee as a sign that the Fed has a fight on its hands.

LIVE: Janet Yellen testifies to the House of Representatives

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is on day two of updating Congress on monetary policy. A live webcast is here. After testifying to the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, Yellen is in front of the House Financial Services Committee today. In Tuesday's...Show More Summary

Grillin' Yellen: "Humphrey-Hawkins" Testimony Day 2 - Live Feed

While this morning's prepared remarks will be the same hodge podge of three-armed economist-speak, we suspect the Q&A will be a little aggressive as Fed Chair Janet Yellen faces The House Financial Services Committee. Having told the...Show More Summary

State Senate questions why so many foster kids are being drugged

The California Senate Human Services Committee began deliberations on what some members called the “staggering number” of foster children on psychiatric medications as it considers a wide range of possible policy changes to reduce the unwarranted use of the powerful drugs.

Janet Yellen's "Humphrey-Hawkins" Testimony: Warns Rate Hike "Possible At Any Meeting" - Live Feed

Fed Chair Yellen will be presenting her semi-annual monetary policy testimony - sometimes called the "Humphrey-Hawkins" testimony - today (Senate Banking Committee) and tomorrow (House Financial Services Committee). She is not expected...Show More Summary

Here comes Fed Chair Janet Yellen ...

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to give her biannual update on monetary policy to the Senate Banking Committee at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday. She heads to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Wall Street doesn't expect...Show More Summary

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