While the Pentagon waits for Congress to approve its Fiscal Year 2020 policy and priorities bill, it appears negotiators seeking to iron out differences between the Senate and House versions of the National Defense Authorization Act are stuck on whether to authorize military funding for border barrier construction.
This post was updated to show the committee passed the draft version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
The House Armed Services Committee added several provisions to its annual defense authorization bill, but the among most contentious was if the Pentagon should develop a low-yield nuclear weapon to deploy on nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee members on both sides of the aisle have different defense spending priorities but there’s not much daylight between Republicans and Democrats on the final topline spending number. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – If the U.S. opts to develop low-yield nuclear missiles, expect the Navy to deploy these weapons as part of the nation’s undersea nuclear deterrent, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command told lawmakers Thursday.
CAPITOL HILL — A time of steady, predictable military funding could be at hand, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said on Tuesday. Read More
ARLINGTON, Va. — A new look at the Navy’s force structure and the upcoming November congressional elections will play key roles in determining whether Navy will reach its current goal of a 355-ship fleet. Read More
ARLINGTON, Va. – Regardless of which party controls Congress following the November elections, future defense budgets will begin to shrink starting next year, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee said on Wednesday.
American military, high-tech and industrial technology is under constant threat from China, yet the U.S. government’s response is disjointed and far from robust, a panel of federal defense and intelligence community leaders told the House Armed Services Committee Thursday.
With a focus on restoring readiness and lethality to the military, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday, approving their funding plan for the military and mapping out some policy priorities.
The House Armed Services Committee’s Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act today focuses on building readiness – especially in aviation – and on optimizing for operations in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More