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Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

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A Marine-turned-congressman wants federal officials to deny veterans benefits to any current or former military members involved with the attack on the U.S. Capitol building earlier this year, saying they “no longer deserve” the payouts. In letters to the Veterans Affairs secretary and attorney general made public Friday, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., said eligibility for […]

Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

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A Marine-turned-congressman wants federal officials to deny veterans benefits to any current or former military members involved with the attack on the U.S. Capitol building earlier this year, saying they “no longer deserve” the payouts. In letters to the Veterans Affairs secretary and attorney general made public Friday, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., said eligibility for […]

Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

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A Marine-turned-congressman wants federal officials to deny veterans benefits to any current or former military members involved with the attack on the U.S. Capitol building earlier this year, saying they “no longer deserve” the payouts. In letters to the Veterans Affairs secretary and attorney general made public Friday, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., said eligibility for […]

Lawmaker seeks answers from Navy over proposed cuts to internal audit agency

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A U.S. congresswoman and retired Navy surface warfare officer is seeking answers from the Navy regarding plans to slash the budget of the sea service’s main internal oversight entity. In a Wednesday letter to acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., expressed concerns about the proposed cuts, which would see the Naval Audit […]

Lawmaker faces possible ethics inquiry for role in VA sexual assault investigation scandal

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A key House lawmaker on Monday called for the chamber’s ethics committee to launch an investigation into Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw for his role in a controversial campaign by Veterans Affairs officials to discredit a sexual assault victim. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and the head of the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on military personnel, […]

Illinois lawmaker tapped as next ranking member on House Veterans’ Affairs committee

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House Republican leaders on Wednesday named Illinois Rep. Mike Bost as their top veterans policy voice for the next congressional session, tapping him to replace retiring Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe as ranking member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Bost, 59, was selected over Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman to lead minority party work on the […]

Key lawmaker hunts paper trail of Pentagon, State Department resistance to Afghanistan troop cuts

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WASHINGTON ― Amid reports ousted defense secretary Mark Esper raised concerns about U.S. troop cuts in Afghanistan in a classified memo to the White House, the Democratic-led oversight panel has asked the Trump administration to turn over all internal documents relevant to the pullout decision. Democrats are apparently seeking the paper trail behind military and […]

Top Russian lawmaker denies that military sent warplanes to Libya

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Ex-California lawmaker, a Marine veteran, seeks prison term delay due to virus

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SAN DIEGO — Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter wants to push back the start of his prison term for stealing campaign funds until next year because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Hunter’s lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion in federal court on Tuesday and were awaiting a ruling from a judge on their […]