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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

Navy Field Testing Semi-Auto Carrier Recovery | Russia, Japan Follow SOCOM in Developing ‘Terminator’ Suits

Americas On Wednesday the House Armed Services Committee shot down an amendment intended to transfer money from the F-35 program to the National Guard and Reserves as part of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. Representative Jackie Speier pushed to shift $589 million – representing six F-35 fighters – from the $1 billion funding increase, […]

House Launches Attack on Servicemember Lending Protections

On Wednesday, April 29, the House Armed Services Committee will vote on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, HR 1735. Unfortunately, predatory lenders have convinced its personnel subcommittee to add a provision, Section 594,...Show More Summary

Lawmakers seek ‘right-sized’ regs for small lending institutions

Having heard industry trade groups describe the challenges they are facing in a heightened regulatory environment, members of the House Financial Services Committee entertained testimony last week from federal and state regulators about...Show More Summary

GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet. Rep. Show More Summary

John McCain: Deaths Of Innocent Hostages By U.S. Drone Strike 'Obviously Preventable'

WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday the accidental deaths of two innocent hostages killed during a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan were “obviously preventable.” Speaking on CNN’s “State...Show More Summary

Industry Opposes Reform Bill | Germans to Dump G-36 | Japan Picks Dassault’s Falcon 2000

Americas Defense contractors are unhappy with the House Armed Services Committee’s defense acquisition reform bill, with an industry trade organization – the Professional Services Council – raising objections to the committee’s Chairman, Rep. Show More Summary

Promising News for Georgia’s Military Installations (and the Communities Who Love Them)

Yesterday, The Hill ran a brief article on the House Armed Services Committee’s rejection of a new round of base closures, better known as BRAC (the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, not this guy). At this news, many throughout the state prepared for a mass exhalation. Show More Summary

Yemen Conflict Highlights Inadequacy of US Dealings With Iran - Congressman

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry claims that US involvement in the naval blockade in Yemen to prevent Iranian weapons shipments to Houthi forces shows the inadequacy of current US engagement with Iran.

McCain Can't Stop Laughing at 'Wacko Bird' Cruz

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) on Monday denied reports that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing him to hold hearings exploring whether soldiers should be able to carry concealed guns on military bases. Show More Summary

McCain Denies Cruz Claims

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) “denied reports that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is pushing him to hold hearings exploring whether soldiers should be able to carry concealed guns on military bases,” the Huffington Post reports. Said McCain: [...]

John McCain Just Can't Stop Laughing At Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday denied reports that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing him to hold hearings exploring whether soldiers should be able to carry concealed guns on military...Show More Summary

Lawmaker Wants Fed to Name Possible Sources of Internal Secrets

The head of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee calls "inadequate" the Federal Reserve's internal investigation into published reports on the details of market-sensitive policy deliberations in 2012.

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