Category Archives: Lawmakers

Lawmakers are worried about the US Navy’s spending plan and a near-term China threat

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WASHINGTON – A prediction last year that China could attempt to invade Taiwan in the next six years has put increased pressure on talks between lawmakers and U.S. Navy leadership over how to prioritize fiscal 2022 spending needs. In addition, the apparent preference of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., to not […]

Lawmakers are worried about the US Navy’s spending plan and a near-term China threat

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WASHINGTON – A prediction last year that China could attempt to invade Taiwan in the next six years has put increased pressure on talks between lawmakers and U.S. Navy leadership over how to prioritize fiscal 2022 spending needs. In addition, the apparent preference of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., to not […]

Lawmakers champion China deterrence fund, but not Biden’s version

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WASHINGTON ― Fifteen House lawmakers are calling on appropriators to fully fund a $4.7 billion request for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative amid criticism President Joe Biden’s new defense budget submission has missed the mark. Led by Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., the bipartisan group wants to meet a list of requirements the previous chief of Indo-Pacific […]

Lawmakers continue to seek answers from SECNAV on proposed Naval Audit Service cuts

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A group of U.S. House members are again asking acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker for more information on the department’s plans to cut funding and staff for the Naval Audit Service. News of the proposed cuts was first reported by Navy Times earlier this year, after several auditors expressed concern about plans to cut the […]

Lawmakers propose $200 million for new Guard quick reaction force to aid Capitol security

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The District of Columbia Air National Guard would receive $200 million to set up a quick reaction force of service members prepared to respond to any violence or threats on Capitol Hill under a $1.9 billion security supplemental unveiled by House leaders on Friday. The package also includes nearly $521 million for unanticipated pay and […]

Lawmakers propose $200 million for new Guard quick reaction force to aid Capitol security

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The District of Columbia Air National Guard would receive $200 million to set up a quick reaction force of service members prepared to respond to any violence or threats on Capitol Hill under a $1.9 billion security supplemental unveiled by House leaders on Friday. The package also includes nearly $521 million for unanticipated pay and […]

Lawmakers call on Biden to make COVID vaccines mandatory for the military

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A group of lawmakers is calling on President Joe Biden to make the COVID vaccines mandatory for all military members. Calling unvaccinated troops “a critical threat to our national security and public health,” U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., sent a letter to the White House Wednesday urging Biden to issue a “waiver of informed consent” […]

Lawmakers call on Biden to make COVID vaccines mandatory for the military

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A group of lawmakers is calling on President Joe Biden to make the COVID vaccines mandatory for all military members. Calling unvaccinated troops “a critical threat to our national security and public health,” U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., sent a letter to the White House Wednesday urging Biden to issue a “waiver of informed consent” […]

Lawmakers favor white candidates over minorities in service academy nominations: report

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Nominations for admission to military service academies by members of Congress disproportionately favor white students, which in turn may hurt future leadership opportunities in the ranks for minority groups, according to a new analysis out today from the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School. From 1994 to […]

Lawmakers favor white candidates over minorities in service academy nominations: report

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Nominations for admission to military service academies by members of Congress disproportionately favor white students, which in turn may hurt future leadership opportunities in the ranks for minority groups, according to a new analysis out today from the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School. From 1994 to […]