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Retired Army General at Committee Hearing: "We Are Losing This War"

On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee convened a hearing to evaluate and scrutinize the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s...

Republicans Ask Fed’s Yellen to Testify Four Times More a Year

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen may soon be spending a lot more time testifying on Capitol Hill. The heads of the Senate Banking Committee and House Financial Services Committee are asking Ms. Yellen to double her appearances before their panels each year.

Texas State Senate Panel OKs Restrictions On Minors Seeking Abortions

Minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent will face a tougher set of legal hurdles under legislation already approved by the House and now headed for the Senate floor. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday approved  House Bill 3994 by state Rep. Show More Summary

Senate Armed Services Committee Funds Deep Strike UCLASS Prototypes, Further X-47b Testing

The Senate Armed Services Committee — concerned with the Navy’s direction for its planned unmanned carrier aircraft program — wants the Pentagon to oversee development of two new carrier capable prototype unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)...Show More Summary

A new bipartisan proposal could pave the way for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay

Congress is inching towards closing the controversial prison for terrorism-related detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On May 14th, a bipartisan group of Senators in the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an agreement struck byShow More Summary

Approval of US Defense Spending Bill Showed ‘Strong, Bipartisan’ Support

US House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry called the US House of Representatives approval of a $612 billion defense funding bill a "good, strong, bipartisan vote."

The Purple Heart discussion

On May 1st, the Armed Services Committee sent the Defense Budget to Congress for a vote. In the bill, in section 583, the committee submitted that the Purple Heart should be awarded to the six active duty members of the military who died that day; SEC. 583. AWARD OF PURPLE HEART TO MEMBERS OF THE […]

Republicans prove they love the banksters more than the troops

Remember how a couple of weeks back Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee were trying to get an amendment into the defense authorization bill that would stop the Pentagon from issuing rules that would stop predatory lenders from gouging service members? Democrats including Rep. Show More Summary

Reporters press for open session on defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group advocating for the Capitol Hill press corps is pressing the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to open the panel's crafting of the annual defense policy bill. A spokesman for the committee said an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the panel voted last week to hold a closed markup.

Congress Should Stop Playing Games With the Pentagon Budget

Ever since the Budget Control Act of 2011 placed caps on the Pentagon's base budget, Congress and the Obama administration have been using creative accounting to evade them. But this year's House Armed Services Committee (HASC) version...Show More Summary

House Defense Bill Seeks Expedited Declassification of POW Records

The House Armed Services Committee is asking the Secretary of Defense to identify “specific inefficiencies with regard to the process for the declassification of documents” pertaining to prisoners of war and missing in action personnel, and ways to expedite the release of such documents. Show More Summary

US Air Force focuses on assured access to space

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29. Changes to the space industry over the last 10 years […]

HOUSE NDAA REAUTHORIZATION ENCOURAGES DOD TO HIRE ILLEGALS IN U.S. MILITARY:  The House Armed Servi…

HOUSE NDAA REAUTHORIZATION ENCOURAGES DOD TO HIRE ILLEGALS IN U.S. MILITARY:  The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including an amendment offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego...Show More Summary

House Protects A-10 from Air Force | Swiss F-5s Left on Lawn | Most of India’s Arjun Tanks Aren’t Working

Americas On Thursdaythe House Armed Services Committee voted to keep the A-10 operational for another year, with the 2016 defense policy bill including an amendment to prohibit the Air Force from retiring the plane. The amendment – proposed by Rep. McSally – passed while a “middle ground” amendment proposed by Rep. Moulton failed. That amendment […]

Congressman Accuses US Air Force Dragging its Feet on EMP Missile

A Florida lawmaker’s bid to push the Air Force to develop new electronic weapons failed on Tuesday when the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the effort was technically flawed.Rep. Richard Nugent, R-Florida, said the...Show More Summary

Rep. Jeb Hensarling Hints At More Subpoenas And Hearings To Come For Secretary Clinton On Uranium One Deal.

Jeb Hensarling is the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, succeeding Hugh’s guest host today, John Campbell. Part of the oversight of this committee includes CFIUS review – the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Show More Summary

House Committee Approves Two Dreamer-Friendly Amendments

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WASHINGTON -- The House has voted multiple times to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allows young undocumented immigrants called Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and work. So the House Armed Services Committee's...Show More Summary

US Defense Budget Authorizes $200Mln of Lethal Defensive Aid to Ukraine

The US House Armed Services Committee passed the bill to fund the US military in 2016, approving $200 million for lethal military assistance to Ukraine, according to the legislation agreed to on Thursday.

Rep. Austin Scott Assisted Approval of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08), a member of the Readiness and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees, joined with the House Armed Services Committee today in approving the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – H.R. Show More Summary

House committee approves defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee passed a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill early Thursday that seeks to change military retirement benefits and would keep the A-10 flying even though the Pentagon wants to retire...Show More Summary

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