Category Archives: Democrats

Democrats building speed bumps for F-35 sale to United Arab Emirates

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WASHINGTON ― More Capitol Hill headwinds are greeting the Trump administration’s fast-moving sale of 50 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to the United Arab Emirates, as Democrats on Friday introduced a new bill to curb the sale. Following similar concerns and legislation from Senate Democrats, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., introduced legislation with […]

2 Democrats with national security experience vie for reelection in Virginia

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NORFOLK, Va. — Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger were part of a historic wave of women who helped Democrats retake the U.S. House in 2018. And when they got to Washington, both established themselves as party moderates willing to work with Republicans on legislation. But their reelection bids are far from guaranteed. They’re wooing voters […]

Democrats accuse VA secretary of campaigning for Trump, GOP on official time

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Congressional Democrats are accusing Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie of using his Cabinet post to stump for President Donald Trump’s re-election in recent months instead of focusing solely on department needs. In a letter sent Tuesday to Wilkie and VA oversight agencies, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif., and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee […]

Democrats face internal ‘fight’ on defense spending, says Smith

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WASHINGTON ― The Democratic split over the size of future defense budgets will come to a head in the new Congress, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., predicted Tuesday. The outcome of the long-simmering dispute would take on higher stakes if some pre-election polling becomes a reality and Democrats […]

Democrats attack Trump’s military leadership, praise Biden as ready to be commander in chief

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Democratic Party leaders on Tuesday laid out their case for former Vice President Joe Biden to replace President Donald Trump as America’s commander in chief, arguing that the last four years have brought unprecedented turmoil to military families and veterans. “Usually, we should be able to count on our leaders … to understand the sacred […]

Nevada Democrats aim to block Nellis bombing range expansion

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LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is joining the state’s Democratic congressional delegation in opposing the military’s effort to extend the boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range into a national wildlife refuge. The vast U.S. Air Force bombing range is one of two military training areas at the Nellis Air […]

Nevada Democrats aim to block Nellis bombing range expansion

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LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is joining the state’s Democratic congressional delegation in opposing the military’s effort to extend the boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range into a national wildlife refuge. The vast U.S. Air Force bombing range is one of two military training areas at the Nellis Air […]

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’

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WASHINGTON — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump, who […]

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’

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WASHINGTON — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued “relentlessly,” rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump, who […]