Category Archives: House

House Armed Services chair ‘deeply concerned’ by White House budget delays

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WASHINGTON ― The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee blasted the White House on Tuesday for “dragging their feet” on the federal budget, urging its release by May 10 to avoid a continuing resolution. “I am deeply concerned about the Biden administration dragging their feet on getting us the damn budget,” Rep. Adam […]

House committee nixes Lloyd Austin’s waiver hearing

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WASHINGTON ― Plans for defense secretary nominee Lloyd Austin to testify before the House Armed Services Committee as a prerequisite for his waiver have been replaced by a closed-door meeting, Defense News has learned. The hearing wasn’t feasible because the full committee’s membership in the new Congress won’t have been named and seated before Thursday’s […]

Top House Republican appropriator tests positive for COVID-19

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WASHINGTON ― The House’s top Republican appropriator, Rep. Kay Granger, has tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in Washington to begin the new session of Congress, her office said Monday. Granger, of Texas, is quarantining after testing positive Sunday. She received the vaccine in December and is not feeling symptoms, according to an aide. “When […]

House chairman calls for VA secretary to resign over handling of sex assault case

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The chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday called for VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and key members of his leadership team to resign immediately over the handling of a sexual assault allegation made by congressional staffer. “When the most senior leadership of VA are derelict in their duty, refuse to take immediate action […]

House Republicans to pick new top veterans policy leader this week

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Republicans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will have a new leader in 2021, but candidates vying for the post are promising as little disruption as possible to their members’ efforts to advance bipartisan policies to help veterans. Lawmakers in the House Republican Party caucus are set to vote as early as Wednesday afternoon on […]

House Republicans to pick new top veterans policy leader this week

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Republicans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will have a new leader in 2021, but candidates vying for the post are promising as little disruption as possible to their members’ efforts to advance bipartisan policies to help veterans. Lawmakers in the House Republican Party caucus are set to vote as early as Wednesday afternoon on […]

White House recognizes November as Veterans and Military Families month

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The White House over the weekend issued its annual proclamation declaring all of November as a month to honor American veterans and military families, in advance of the traditional Veterans Day commemorations planned for Nov. 11. This year’s message took a more political tone than those of past years, with President Donald Trump touting administration […]

White House recognizes November as Veterans and Military Families month

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The White House over the weekend issued its annual proclamation declaring all of November as a month to honor American veterans and military families, in advance of the traditional Veterans Day commemorations planned for Nov. 11. This year’s message took a more political tone than those of past years, with President Donald Trump touting administration […]

House passes funding patch to avert government shutdown

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WASHINGTON ― The House passed a stopgap spending measure on Tuesday to avoid a government shutdown and keep the Department of Defense and other federal agencies operating through Dec. 11. The continuing resolution was the subject of a bipartisan compromise with Senate Republicans, whose chamber now has eight days to pass the bill before 2020 […]

Top House Armed Services Republican ‘dismayed’ at Trump’s attack on military leaders

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WASHINGTON ― The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was “wrong” to say Pentagon leaders want to go to war to satisfy the defense industry. On the defensive since a bombshell report in The Atlantic that Trump disparaged fallen service members, the president has, in recent days, […]