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The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

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New America's testified on ISIS before the House Armed Services Committee
So there have now been at least 8 investigations into Benghazi. In addition to this last one, the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Independent State Dept. Accountability Review Board, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs have ALL performed investigations into Benghazi, and ALL have concluded that neither Barack Obama nor his administration were at fault. Republicans, who claim to be the "party of fiscal responsibility," have wasted huge sums of taxpayers' money on this witch hunt. Is it too much to ask that they stop wasting our money and do something that would actually benefit American citizens, like work on jobs?
Chairman of US House Armed Services Committee visits Taiwan Focus Taiwan News Channel 6 (CNA) United States Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon has arrived in Taipei on a visit to discuss Taiwan's foreign relations and national defense policies as well as regional issues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. McKeon (R-Calif.) ... and more »
The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee … last week approved the defense authorization bill...
If you care to read the Bi-Partisan, Congressional Armed Services Committee findings on BENGHAZI, here you go:.
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the independent review shows...
It's fairly obvious who the GOP staffer on the House Armed Services Committee is if you just dig a bit
The defense secretary is appearing before the House Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the deal under which Army Sgt
Check out Vice Admiral William A. Brown, Deputy, USTRANSCOM testifying before the House Armed Services Committee,...
The House Armed Services Committee (marked up a to President...
The House Armed Services Committee has approved the resolution condemning the prisoner transfer.
House Armed Services Committee passes bill to condemn Story:
House Armed Services Chair Blames Putin for MH17 Tragedy: The powerful head of the House Armed Services Committee...
The House Armed Services Committee will mark up a resolution Tuesday condemning the president for the Bergdahl swap ht…
Update of yesterdays events for those without proper Security Clearance. Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, July 10, 2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel conducts a troop talk to discuss the "Importance of the Joint Strike Fighter" at 11:45 a.m. EDT, Eglin Air Force Base, 307 W Van Matre Avenue, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 32542. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work is traveling. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey has no public or media events on his schedule. Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management Stephanie Barna and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall testify before the House Armed Services Committee on "Defense Reform: Empowering Acquisition Success" at 10 a.m. EDT, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118, Washington, District of Columbia. Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Adm. Cecil D. Haney provides remarks on "Deterrence in the 21st Century" at 3 p.m. EDT, U.S. Department o ...
Remember that is a Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee
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"Yesterday I was denied access to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States. As a Congressman and House Armed Services Committee member, there is no excuse for denying me access to the UAC facility at Ft. Sill. What are they trying to hide? Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released." ~Congressman Jim Bridenstine
Republican leader of the House Armed Services Committee says President Obama is ignoring the advice of...
Here's how Iridium schooled Congress: The House Armed Services Committee asked for a briefing from the Government...
.discusses work on House Armed Services Committee, describes as least partisan committee in Congress.
The brave and caring Desiree Fairooz stood up to Condi Rice in a House Armed Services Committee hearing and created this iconic photo. She was arrested, and Chair of the committee Tom Lantos got all upset. Do we have to do it again?!
Concerning the Russian bomber flights of the coast of California & Alaska: "The Washington Free Beacon reports that Navy Captain Jeff Davis, NORAD spokesman, said the planes appeared to be conducting a training mission. He added that when two U.S. F-15 jets were sent out to intercept the bombers, the aircraft acted with professionalism. Davis said, “They typically do long range aviation training in the summer and it is not unusual for them to be more active during this time,” he said. “We *** this was part of training. And they did not enter territorial airspace.” Not everyone, however, shares NORAD’s assessment that this was an innocent and not unusual training mission. Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called the Russian flights “intentional provocations.” “Putin is doing this specifically to try to taunt the U.S. and exercise, at least in the reported world, some sort of saber-rattling, muscle-flexing kind of nonsense,” Conaway said in a .. ...
DO THE LIES NEVER END ? Just an update on the Bravo Sierra from the White House.. All told with the straight face of sociopaths.. Honest, I'm telling the truth. Top 8 lies about Bergdahl from the White House Written by Allen West on June 11, 2014 Who’s on first? I’m quite sure ya’ll have seen the famous Abbott and Costello sketch — to this day, it’s still quite hilarious. Well, comedic skits are fine for humor but troubling when it relates to the modus operandi of the Obama administration — supposedly the most transparent administration in our history. The White House had previously stated that it was Secretary of Defense Hagel who approved the release of the now infamous Taliban Five. Then today in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Hagel said it was the commander-in-chief, President Obama. Who’s on first? And so I found it quite appropriate that the Daily Caller has produced the “Top 8 White House Lies” regarding the case of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, compiled by Jo ...
By Andrew Johnson Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel isn’t sure if the exchange with the Taliban for American Bowe Bergdahl is the first time the United States has done a swap with the militant group. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Hagel couldn’t say whether this was the first such trade.”Have we made other trades with the Taliban?” chairman Buck McKeon (R., Calif.) asked Hagel, following Hagel’s clarification that the Bergdahl trade was not for a hostage, but for a prisoner of war.”With the Taliban? I don’t know, I don’t think so,” he responded, looking to others. …read more Source: National Review
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke before the House Armed Services Committee this morning. Hagel said the decision to swap Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl was made after Barack Obama spoke with Emir of Qatar on May 27. "We moved forward with…
Hearing now from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel re transfer of senior Taliban detainees for Bowe Bergdahl at the House Armed Services Committee hearing.
The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the swap of five detainees in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel te...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be testifying about Bergdahl this Wednesday in front of the House Armed Services Committee.
The House Armed Services Committee released a fact sheet on exactly what law that President Obama violated. It would seem that once again the President of the United States has decided to violate the law he is Constitutionally responsible to enforce. The man in the Oval Office makes up his [...]
House Armed Services Committee's Announcement of its June 11 hearing on the dastardly transfer deal.
Opinion: Political Dust May Cover Defense Innovation Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), spoke recently about one path forward for defense. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014, as marked up by the House Armed Services Committee, shows another...
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We got rid of the Senior Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee in 2010. Mississippi will survive
Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has pledged to lobby to restore the pay cuts, Tricare fee increases and base closures that were scuttled by the House Armed Services Committee, Hagel's chief spokesman said Friday. Hagel was "certainly not pleased" by the HASC markup earlier this week that scutt...
1.) President Obama DID give (way more than) a 30-day notice to congress that he was going to transfer the five Taliban prisoners to the custody of our ally Qatar. a. From his first day in office, President Obama told congress he intended to close Gitmo. Congress blocked him from putting Gitmo detainees on trial in civilian courts and the military tribunals never tried them, so they were never convicted of anything which would allow us to hold them. If Gitmo is to be closed and we have no convictions upon which to imprison them in American civilian or military prisons, the ONLY remaining option is to transfer them to the custody of another country. So they knew. b. On Nov. 30, 2011, White House special envoy Marc Grossman and seven members of the military and intelligence communities gave a full briefing to Speaker Boehner and the Republican chairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee and House Intelligence Committee, telling them of White House plans to swap the five Tal ...
Secretary Chuck Hagel agrees to appear at House Armed Services Committee hearing on Bergdahl prisoner s...
On Wednesday June 11th, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will testify in the House Armed Services Committee on the release of five senior Taliban detainees in a swap for Bowe Bergdahl. What questions would you like me to ask Secretary Hagel about this troubling transfer?
Hearings on the newest Obama scandal already been announced by the House Armed Services Committee, and there is word the Senate may follow.
Obama 'clearly violated laws which require him to notify Congress thirty days before any transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, and to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated,' House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon of California and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Sen. JIm Inhofe of Oklahoma said Saturday. Impeach his *** and his Administration officials
China Flexes It's Nuclear Submarine Power In Warning to US/Asian Neighbors June 02, 2014 | Bill Gertz Share this article China has deployed three nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines to a naval base in the South China Sea, according to a recent photo of the vessels that appeared on the Internet. The three Type 094 missile submarines were photographed at the Yalong Bay naval base on Hainan Island, located at the northern end of the South China Sea. The submarines appear to be part of China’s plan to begin the first regular sea patrols of nuclear missile submarines. Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, voiced concerns about Chinese missile submarines in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee in March. “China’s advance in submarine capabilities is significant,” Locklear said. “They possess a large and increasingly capable submarine force. China continues the production of ballistic missile submarines. … This will give China its first credible sea-based nucle ...
May is Military Appreciation Month. We should appreciate our men and women in uniform every day, but May gives us a chance to focus on our military’s proud tradition of defending this nation’s freedom. - and to focus on thanking the men and women who protect our country every day. However, on the House Armed Services Committee, I always argue that we have to do more than just say thank you. Congress and our country must their money where their mouth is. After all, these are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, and our sisters and brothers. They deserve committed responsible leadership from those who represent them. Members of Congress have no greater obligation than making sure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have the resources they need to do their job, and that means stopping this thing called “sequestration ” so that our service and women can have the equipment and training that they need to carry out their missions. I’ll continue this fight in the halls of congress for ...
By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service   WASHINGTON - Forward presence is the Navy’s mandate, the vice chief of naval operations told a House panel last month. Naval forces remain on watch around the globe as more than a decade of conflict and extended stability operations draw to a close, Navy Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III told members of the readiness subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. “Our forward-deployed forces are where it matters, when it matters,” he said. In the past year, America’s naval forces have helped shape events and provided immediate options to the president during times of crisis around the globe, Ferguson said. “Our global presence reassures our allies and partners, deters aggression and provides a ready response to humanitarian crises,” he said. “It confronts piracy and supports counterterrorism operations from the sea.” With the signing of the Bipartisan Budget Act, the Navy was able to improve its forward operations and readiness in fiscal yea ...
In May 2010, the House Armed Services Committee voted unanimously blocking opening of GITMO replacement facility in US.
REPUBLICANS on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obama’s unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: Victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. Thank you GOP! Flip The Senate 2014
By William Hartung. The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) put its mark on the ... -
Please thank members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee for standing up for victims of sexual assault.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Armed Services Committee passed on Thursday a resolution authored by U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., to recognize the 51st anniversary of the sinking of the USS Thresher. “We must honor the legacy of those who lost their lives on the USS Thresher, and continue to recognize the excellent work that the men and women of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard do to help keep our nation safe,” Shea-Porter said. On April 10, 1963, the USS Thresher, which was based at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, sank roughly 200 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. All 16 officers, 96 sailors and 17 civilians perished aboard the nuclear submarine. In response to the loss of the USS Thresher, the Navy instituted new regulations to ensure the health of submariners and the safety of submarines. Those regulations led to the establishment of the Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance program (SUBSAFE). Since the establishment of SUBSAFE, no SUBSAFE-certified submarine has been lost at sea. Shea-Porter’ ...
GOP Suicide Watch: This week, the House Armed Services Committee is poised to set in train a legislative proce...
he House Armed Services Committee approved language in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill rejecting the...
~is from the House Armed Services Committee website and you don't trust it? Um...
another debunked talking point. The House Armed Services Committee found that all immediately available help was deployed.
The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) early Thursday unanimously approved a measure that would authorize just over $600 billion in 2015 US defense spending and block plans to retire the A-10 attack plane.
When you have non-served military members on The House Armed Services Committee you get this
The final word on the military response to Benghazi is 'we couldn't do anymore' by the REPUBLICAN Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. So this whole 'SCANDAL' that's taken the attention of the Rethuglicans AWAY from serving the American People is over the WORDING OF A MEMO - THAT'S IT. NOT 'Allowing 3000 Americans to DIE on American Soil when there had been prior warning. NOT Invading the WRONG country and killings thousand of innocent civilians and thousands of American Troops while wasting many trillions of dollars that were needed at home. NOT Outing an ACTIVE CIA Operative (you lie when you say she wasn't) NOT ignoring the needs of the victims of a Hurricane Katrina for way too many weeks.
Declassified transcripts from House Armed Services Committee hearings on Benghazi take down right-wing lies:
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House Armed Services Committee recommends that it have greater oversight of US capabilities (via
House Armed Services Committee inserted $69million for NEWconstruction at into spending bill. NO.
New secret $69 mn Gitmo camp for ‘high-value’ detainees sought by Congress: The GOP-led House Armed Services Committee allocated $69 million for a new “high-value detainee complex” in its spending bill this week. The legislation calls for $93 million for new construction at the US military prison camps at Guantanamo, the Miami Herald reported. The new facility to replace the clandestine Camp 7 must survive the congressional budgeting process – in this case, the National Defense Authorization Bill – as well as a White House that has blocked efforts to begin new projects at the camps holding over 150 ‘war-on-terror’ prisoners. Camp 7, run by a secret US Army unit called Task Force Platinum, is the holding area for 15 CIA-captured prisoners, including six men on trial for the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US. This includes the supposed mastermind of those attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, as well as four of his alleged accomplices and the alleged plotter of the 2000 suicide bombing of the U ...
Late last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes funding for our troops, other national security priorities, and also sets defense policy. Locally, the bill includes funding for Sheppard Air Force Base, Bell Helicopter, and Pantex. View the highlights by clicking below.
House Armed Services Committee added funding for new amphibious warship to budget yesterday (via
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Today's news includes the House Armed Services Committee telling the military what's what, Army's best tanks vs. Europe, Chinese weapons of war we should fear, Tommy Lee joins Smashing Pumpkins ...
Candice Miller Today, a bipartisan majority of the House Armed Services Committee reaffirmed the importance of the indispensable A-10 fleet with the adoption of an amendment to the House’s defense authorization bill that will preserve the fleet through 2015. While this authorization must still be approved by the full House and Senate, I am encouraged by the support behind the A-10s and am hopeful that we will, again, succeed in preserving the combat services provided by the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Read More:
House Armed Services Committee approves $601 billion defense bill after day-night marathon, reports
House Armed Services Committee votes the $450m for five new EA-18G Growlers - a small victory for .
Thanks, .- House Armed Services Committee approves Bridenstine request to spare some Tinker aircraft
First up for consideration are the three amendments I have submitted under the purview of the Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities Subcommittee. 1. Language regarding Counter-electronic high power microwave missile project (CHAMP). CHAMP is a directed energy weapon that destroys or disrupts electronic systems. The amendment requires a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the plans for future similar systems by February 15, 2015. 2. Language requiring a plan for operational testing of the High Energy Laser – Mobile Demonstrator (HEL-MD) by December 1, 2014. 3. Language of certification of effectiveness for Air Force Information Technology Contracting directing a Joint Staff study on IT support for critical missions, including systems at Cheyenne Mountain and elsewhere.
Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper is my guest on INSIDE POLITICS this weekend. There’ll always lots to discuss with him, although I must say looking over my question list. I’ve got a lot more foreign policy related matters than I’ve had in a while (Cooper is on the House Armed Services Committee). And, of course, there’s local and state politics to discuss too, like the AMP. The Congressman is also very concerned about Congress’ lack of action on immigration reform; how Veterans Administration employees not doing their jobs goes well beyond just a recent case here in Nashville; and how the city’s long-delayed effort to build a new Federal Courthouse is now endangering public safety downtown. Watch us!
US CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE. (Super Important!) . KEY FISCAL YEAR 2015 NATIONAL SECURITY BILLS FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET RESOLUTION On April 2, the House Budget Committee approved a new budget resolution, sticking to a bipartisan spending level for 2015 of $1.014 trillion. Senate Budget chair Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced that the Senate will not produce a Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Resolution this year. On April 10, the House approved the Ryan budget by a vote of 219-205. Before doing so, it defeated the Moore (D-WI) Congressional Black Caucus budget 116 - 300; the Grijalva (D-AZ) Congressional Progressive Caucus budget 89-327, the Woodall (R-CA) conservative Republican Study Committee budget 133 to 291 and the Van Hollen (D-MD) Democratic alternative 163 to 261 FISCAL YEAR 2015 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL The House Armed Services Committee has scheduled its markup of the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization Bill the week of April 28 in the subcommittees, May 7 in the full committee and on the House floor ...
Congress Must Stop Hiding From Immigration Reform Congressman Mo Brooks, who is and has been an ardent opponent of legislation that would solve the crisis of our nation's broken immigration system, has written a letter to House GOP Leadership arguing against attaching the ENLIST Act - a bipartisan bill that would legislate allowing young illegal immigrant veterans that were brought to America by their parents while they were children an opportunity to pursue American citizenship - to a broader defense authorization bill. In part, his letter states, “If immigration legislation is addressed by the House, it should be done so via the proper process, not by attaching it to must pass legislation." The letter goes on to add, “This effort to shift the immigration debate to the NDAA and the House Armed Services Committee is improper and undermines Congress’ ability to properly debate immigration issues." The fact of the matter is that most members of the House agree with the policy of allowing "Dreamers," t ...
U.S. intel assessment: Greater likelihood Russia will enter eastern Ukraine. A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned. Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information. The officials emphasized that nothing is certain, but there have been several worrying signs in the past three to four days. “This has shifted our thinking that the likelihood of a further Russian incursion is more probable than it was previously thought to be,” one official said. The buildup is seen to be reminiscent of Moscow’s military moves before it went into Chechnya and Georgia in both numbers of units and their capabilities. U.S. military and intelligence officials have briefed Congress on the assessment. As a result, Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee late Wednesday sent a classified letter to the White House ...
Prioritizing Needs The Air Force's Fiscal 2015 budget request prioritizes the service's needs in fiscally austere times, but USAF leaders acknowledged they must continually re-evaluate those needs throughout the five-year Future Years Defense Plan. When asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) at Friday's House Armed Services Committee hearing why USAF backed off the F-16 combat avionics upgrade, known as CAPES, Welsh said the service had to look long-term at the proliferation of integrated air defense systems around the world. There are 10 IADS today "that we would be concerned about," but that number will balloon to 25 by 2023 or 2024, said Welsh. "So by that timeframe, we would have to have a fleet fielded . . . with the capability to operate in and remove those threats if we should ever have to do that. That's the F-35," he added. In order to ensure on-time delivery of the F-35, USAF had to cut planned upgrades such as CAPES. Instead, officials focused on improvements that were deemed "absolutely viable" to ...
Presenter: Presenter: General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (USMC), commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan March 13, 2014 Department of Defense Press Briefing by Gen. Dunford on Operations in Afghanistan in the Pentagon Briefing Room on Afghanistan GEN. JOSEPH DUNFORD: First of all, thanks for coming. In fact, I'm almost surprised to see as many of you here as are here. I've been looking at the schedule here the last couple of days, and there's been no shortage of -- first of all, no shortage of hearings, and so I'm usually walking into a congressman or a senator's office and somebody else is walking out, you know, from an immediate meeting or right after I'm coming in -- coming out, somebody else is coming in. But I did -- that's why I'm back. You know, I think one or two of you were there yesterday, did the SASC [Senate Armed Services Committee] yesterday and the HASC [House Armed Services Committee] today. And to be honest with you, I -- because of the timing, I would ha ...
Washington, DC — Showing his other side and doing what he really cares about, Academy-award winning actor Ben Affleck appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing to testify as an “expert” on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Together with former Senator Russell Feingold, former US Ambassador to the Congo Roger Meece, and dean of African Center for Strategic Studies of the National Defense University Raymond Gilpin, Affleck spoke about the situation of the people of Eastern Congo and stressed that the US government should stand, “at a time when lasting peace and stability are within reach.” More than five million were reported to have been killed since the civil war broke in 1997. “I am an American working to do my part for a country and people I believe and care about.” Affleck stated in the committee hearing. The Argo director testified more than a year ago to the House Armed Services Committee and raised the same concern. He proudly stated that the efforts of the US ...
Coming up on AP3: Playback of 1 pm NPC speech by Congressman Buck McKeon, chairman of House Armed Services Committee
The White House either failed to recognize or ignored the unraveling security situation in Libya ahead of the attacks there in September 2012, according to a scathing report by Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee. The report’s findings, as relayed to reporters by committee...
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Leading members of the House Armed Services Committee emerged from a classified briefing on the Edward Snowden leaks Wednesday afternoon "shocked" at the amount of information he reportedly leaked bey
US lawmaker against stopping drone strikes in Pakistan Washington 07/Feb: Asserting that Al Qaeda leaders are still active, an influential US lawmaker has expressed his opposition to the Obama Administration's reported move to curtail or minimise drone strikes inside Pakistan. "At this point, I would not be prepared to vote for stop them (drone strikes) in Pakistan, but I am open to arguments," Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of powerful House Armed Services Committee, said in a meeting with the Defence Writers Group on Thursday. The influential Democratic Congressman was responding to questions about the reported move of the Obama Administration to curtail and finally stop drone strikes against high level terrorists inside Pakistan. "There are still senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and drone strike is the best way to go after them. It has been successful to this point in stopping them from plotting and planning attacks," Smith said. "On the other hand it has significantly made the population ag ...
Hear from House Armed Services Committee professional staff member Lynn Williams at our GAC meeting tomorrow. Register here:
Debbie Does USAF The cheating scandal is huge—and there's more. By Jed Babbin Poor Deborah Lee James. She’s only been Secretary of the Air Force for about six weeks but she’s been handed the problems of a huge cheating scandal, a $400 billion fighter aircraft that can’t fly in combat and an Air Force that not only has made some enormous mistakes in the past decade, but seems eager to make another by retiring an attack aircraft the force can’t do without. She’s a natural for the job, at least by Obama administration standards. She spent 20 years of her 30-year career as a House Armed Services Committee staffer and a Clinton administration Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. Her last ten years were spent at SAIC (a large Beltway consulting firm). She’s not a warrior by any standard, but she reportedly met one once. It’s not your father’s Air Force anymore (or mine, for that matter). The question is whether her qualifications and experience will enable James to deal with som ...
The rumors seem to be true, long time Congressman Buck McKeon is about to announce his retirement. He is the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and a staunch defender of military members and a solid national defense. I feel honored to know him. He deserves our accolades for his public service. Sadly, the first I knew he was making his retirement official was when I received a “Steve Knight for Congress” announcement that a local elected official had endorsed him late this morning. Before that type of notice goes out we should have respect for the man retiring and allow him to make the announcement, not use a political announcement to imply that the incumbent is not running for re-election. In these radical times we should still have a modicum of respect for those that have served us well. Senator Knight could have waited a couple of days and let the Congressman make his announcement prior to the public running of campaign to replace. The Knight notice was a sign of disrespect, when none ...
Got this from the National Guard Association of the United States. Capitol Hill to Hear Army Aviation Plan The Army will carry its plan to take away much of the Army National Guard's helicopter fleet, including all 192 of its AH-64 Apaches, to Capitol Hill this week. Army leaders are scheduled to address the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on tactical air and land forces and the House Army Aviation Caucus breakfast. Meanwhile, a proposal from the National Guard Bureau will be made public later this week in an attempt to slow the Army plan's momentum. Several adjutants general have voiced their disapproval with the plan. The Army plan, which would also take half of the Guard's LUH-72 Lakota fleet and put them in the active-component Army along with the Apaches, has already been endorsed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The plan also takes away the remaining OH-58 Kiowa Warriors and all of the C-12 fixed-wing aircraft. The chief of the Army aviation branch today explained the rationale for th ...
1965 Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee,
Deal Emerges – Rips Retirement On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, two-year budget deal that would help ease the harmful effects of sequestration, at a steep cost to working age retirees and career active duty serving servicemembers. Crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) – chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees – the budget deal includes a “REDUX-like” provision that would reduce working age retiree annual cost-of-living adjustment by one percent until they reach the age of 62. Servicemembers who retire at the 20 year point would feel the full negative financial effects of the proposal with the reduction of their retired pay by nearly 20 percent by the time they reach age 62. For example, an E-7 retiring this year with 20 years of service would see an average loss of over $3,700 per year by the time he or she reaches age 62. For an O-5, the average annual loss would be over $6,200. MOAA President Vice Adm. Norb Ryan (USN-Ret) sta ...
No one knows if there will be a race for the chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) in the 114th Congress. But based on the chatter in defense circles on Capitol Hill and around Washington, the race is on.
Congress poised to take small step toward Guantanamo closing By Tom Curry Congress appears ready to make it a little easier to allow the U.S. to send Guantanamo Bay detainees back to their home countries in a move that inches President Barack Obama closer to his goal of shuttering the facility altogether. The House last week overwhelmingly approved a defense authorization bill that would loosen restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo to countries other than the United States by allowing the U.S. more leeway in negotiating potential transfers with other nations. The Senate is set to vote on the measure this week. Closing the detention facility in Cuba is one of the marquee promises Obama has not yet been able to keep. He began his presidency by issuing an executive order that would have closed the Guantanamo prison where, 12 years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, 160 terrorist suspects are still held. (On Sunday the Defense Department announced that it had transferred two det ...
You sit on the House Armed Services Committee. Don't cut the hard earned pensions of our military!
Here is the response I received from Congressman Enyart: Dear Kathryn: Thank you for your letter regarding H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act and Pathway for Sustainable Growth in Medicare (SGR) Reform Act of 2013. I voted in favor of this legislation because it represents the best chance Washington has to come together and make progress for the good of our country. While it is imperfect, it represents a breakthrough in Congress- a bipartisan compromise that provides stability and certainty. This budget does not raise taxes on the middle class, protects Social Security and Medicare and it begins to dismantle the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. Finally, it puts our government back on a path to long-term constructive policy-making. I have said repeatedly that we must end the harmful sequester. It is an ill-conceived plan that was instituted before I came to Congress, and we must end it. The budget bill begins to dismantle the sequester and its harmful effects, ensuring the governme ...
Wrapping up a massive piece on the early favorite to be the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Stay tuned...
Looking forward to hosting HASC Tactical Air and Land Subcommittee Chairman tomorrow at
Read former WPSR president Dave Hall's open letter to the House Armed Services Committee about Trident subs
RINO chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, led the fight to kill the sequester.
Reading A.S. Erickson testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on China's naval modernisation
WASHINGTON -- The Senate and House Armed Services committees have reached a deal that would, for the first time, loosen restrictions that impede the Pentagon's ability to transfer Guantanamo detainees to foreign countries, making it slightly easier for the Obama administration to pursue the presiden...
Here's statement on his vote in favor of the $625 B defense authorization act:
For an area who’s congressman serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Barber should save the A-10. Right committee, wrong guy.
On the House Floor w/ colleagues from the Armed Services Committee to support passage of the National Defense Authorization Act
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House Armed Services Committee fact sheet on new Defense Authorization Bill.
>>House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R.-Calif.) says the DoD needs to reform its pensions like GM did (lump sum payout)
Congressman Garamendi Alarmed by Air Force Suggestion that KC-10 Fleet on Chopping Block Due to Austerity Budgeting Nov 26, 2013 Issues: Economy, Foreign Policy, Military and Veterans SUISUN, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee who represents Travis and Beale Air Force bases and the communities they support, today expressed alarm after the Air Force suggested that budget shortfalls are jeopardizing the KC-10 fleet. During a teleconference with an Air Force civic leaders group, General Paul Selva, Commander of Air Mobility Command, last night said that the Air Force would be proposing the elimination of the KC-10 fleet in its FY 15 budget proposal. That proposal is likely to be announced in February 2014. “The era of austerity and sequestration is directly imperiling our national security,” said Congressman Garamendi. “The KC-10 Tankers are a vital national security asset, helping with aerial refueling and logistical support in almost ev ...
Congressional Research Service report in regards to the Okinawa relocation of US Marines. This really pisses me off. Back in 2010 during the Okinawa-Guam Military Buildup, we gathered 10,000 comments on the Environmental Impact Statement, thousands upon thousands of petition signatures, and they call local concerns minimal? // Local Concerns. Related, there has been an issue of whether policymakers have addressed Guam’s concerns about the scope and pace of the construction, as expressed by the local people or their elected officials. For example, at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on February 3, 2010, Guam’s Delegate Madeleine Bordallo urged Secretary Gates to take into account the concerns of the local community that the buildup would be “done right,” including in the impact on the environment. Senator Webb visited Tokyo, Okinawa, and Guam in February 2010, in part to listen to various people about the U.S. realignment in the region. He also urged a more open discussion about the ...
Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa & members of House offer condolences to the Ambassador.
North Korea is prepared, probable target the USA. Iran is not far behind and has already told the world its intentions. Ambassador R. James Woolsey and Dr. Peter V. Pry Ambassador R. James Woolsey is former Director of Central Intelligence and Co-Chair of the EMP Coalition; Dr. Peter Vincent Pry served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA, and is author of the books Apocalypse Unknown and Electric Armageddon both available from CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com ► More from this writer (For photo of Dr. Pry, click opeds in the menu on the top of the main page.) Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico's Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. That same Sunday night, National Geographic aired the docudrama American Blackout. This fictionalized account of a cyber attack on the electric grid depicts some of the horrific consequences of a nationwide blackout in th ...
Yes. We have one like that in the Texas 13th Congressional District. His name is Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and he serves on the House Armed Services Committee. Now, how's that for hypocrisy? It's time to throw the hypocrites out of office in 2014!
wrong. There were extensive testimonies at the House Armed Services Committee.
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. Buck McKeon (R) Chairman if the House Armed Services Committee even said there was no 'stand down' order given. Look it up!
Not true. Go look up the House Armed Services Committee testimony about Benghazi.
House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ), will not seek re-election in 2014:
Lawmakers: Shutdown More Harmful To Military Than Sequestration, Summer Furloughs Megan Eckstein and Mike McCarthy: As damaging has sequestration has been to the military, with its arbitrary cuts causing backlogs of maintenance, administrative work and more, the government’s shutdown could prove more damaging if it is not ended soon, House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) said. Courtney said Oct. 2 that he had been in touch with three major military installations in and near his district--the Naval Submarine Base New London, the Coast Guard Academy and the Army National Guard’s Windsor Locks Armory. “As usual, given a mission they’re going to make it work,” he said of the installations’ leadership. “But it’s hard to imagine that it’s not going to erode the readiness of the base over time if this thing drags on.” Asked about the impact if the government shutdown--caused by the House and Senate being unable to agree on a mechanism to fund the government before ...
"[If sequestration continues in FY 2014], the Army will begin to convene boards to separate up to one third of the Captains from Year Groups 2007, 2008, and 2009, the majority of whom have served multiple deployments in combat. The loss of experienced manpower will negatively impact short-term readiness and is likely to impact future recruitment and retention." - GEN Raymond T. Odierno Statement to House Armed Services Committee on 18 September 2013
Hearing from the Honorable Howard P. McKeon, Chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee at the NGAUS...
Service chiefs detail 2014 sequestration effects American Forces Press Service, 19 Sep 13 Cheryl Pellerin WASHINGTON (AFPS) -- One after another yesterday in a hearing before a House panel, the nation's service chiefs described how severe budget cuts required by law in fiscal year 2014 would slash their forces, capabilities and readiness and raise security risks to the American people. The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony on planning for sequestration in fiscal 2014 from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos. Sequestration is the name for a decade-long series of severe budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 that amount to $470 billion taken from defense spending in addition to an equivalent cut that already was planned. In fiscal 2013 the cuts, implemented only in the last half of the year and leading to six furlough days for DOD ...
Rep. questions members of the House Armed Services Committee on how to protect the great strides made by...
The House Sequestration Hearing: The service chiefs testified in the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesd...
September 18, 2013 - Today on Sean Hannity: 5:05pm - Senator Mike Lee of Utah. 5:35pm - Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and Lanny Davis. 6:05pm - Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Buck McKeon
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Military chiefs questioned about spending: WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House Armed Services Committee is...
House Armed Services Committee hearing opens with a moment of silence for victims of Navy Yard shooting.
Military Leaders will testify today before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration planning for...
Chairman of House Armed Services Committee fires back at Putin on Syria.
HOLD IT- The House Armed Services Committee is holding hearings tomorrow over the impact of defense cuts? .
House Armed Services Committee wants answers on measures at U.S. installations
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, questioned Secretary of State John Kerry about proposed United States military intervention in Syria during a hearing. Below are her questions as prepared for delivery.
Cong. Palazzo to Sec. John Kerry in this morning's House Armed Services Committee hearing: "America's not buying what you're selling. Here are the Congressman's remarks from the hearing: “There is no national will to engage the United States into Syria at this time. Why? I don’t have all the reasons why, but what I hear the most is that there’s no direct threat. There’s no upside. There’s no win, there’s no strategy, there’s no vision, there’s no trust. And the list goes on and on. “I’ve done my job. I’ve reviewed the evidence, I’ve heard from the Administration, and I’ve weighed the risk. I’ve looked at the pro’s and con’s. But more importantly, I’ve heard from Mississippians, my constituents of Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District, and ninety-eight percent of them say no. And I agree. I’m a no as well. … “America’s just not buying what you’re selling at this time.”
Lt. Col. Allen West interviews Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. They discuss the...
Col. West in his old seat in the House Armed Services Committee hearing room, preparing to interview...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2013 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397 FRC to Join Capitol Hill News Conference Urging Restoration of Religious Freedom in the Military, to Release New Report on Religious Hostility July 03, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Family Research Council (FRC), a coalition of groups concerned about religious liberty, and Members of Congress, will participate in a Capitol Hill news conference urging support for Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) military religious freedom amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment protects the right of service members to not only hold religious beliefs but to act on them and speak about them. The House Armed Services Committee adopted the amendment last month to address growing religious hostility within the military. Rep. Fleming's amendment has found bipartisan support in the House, but the Obama administration issued a statement expressing strong opposition to the amendment. A s ...
The Hill House panel denies cuts to Army network: The House Armed Services Committee is blocking the Pentagon. ...
News: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (NY) office called—she sent our report language to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to get a Senate “score” of the report language. The “score” tells us how much our proposal will cost the taxpayer. Our score came back at zero cost—what we have been saying all along is correct: Kaitlyn’s Law comes at NO COST to the taxpayer! That was the good news. The bad news is that the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) changed the language of the bill completely-to the point that it will help NO ONE! SO we really need help RIGHT NOW to call the House and let them know that (1) We want our Bill, HR 1705 'Kaitlyn's Law' to be supported and (2) We want the House report language to be the exact same as the Senate report language that was scored at ZERO. That language was our original language when the bill was introduced and it reads: “Current law requires that rehabilitative therapy provided pursuant to subsection (a)(17) of Section 1077 of title 10, United St ...
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General Carter Ham scheduled to testify today at House Armed Services Committee about 'stand down' order in Benghazi.
HAPPENING NOW: General Ham testifying in A CLOSED HEARING to the House Armed Services Committee.
About to sit in on a house Armed Services committee meeting!
House Armed Services Committee voted to give Pentagon authority to begin construction on east coast missile shield--operational by 2018
It’s something I’ll continue to fight for in my role on House Armed Services Committee. (3/4)
On June 26th, the House Armed Services Committee will hear critical testimony from US military commanders who had...
House Armed Services Committee: "We will need 'uptick' of 20% in shipbuilding accounts to meet projected force structure requirement goals."
House Armed Services Committee: "To our knowledge, we have not received an Unfunded Requirements List from the Department of Navy."
I will pray to what ever God I choose Mr Obama Is this America? Obama Violates First Amendment The Family Research Council in Washington, DC publishes the Tony Perkins’ Washington Update online and in its June 13, 2013 article “Furloughing Faith” Perkins states that Obama knows he can’t outright veto the First Amendment to our United States Constitution, so he sneaks around it by refusing all military personnel their God given right to use it. In the article referred to above, Perkins explains that Louisiana Representative John Fleming, Jr., a medical doctor and U. S. Navy veteran serving U. S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA had filed a religious freedom amendment with the U. S. House Armed Services Committee, which passed with bipartisan support. As Perkins stated,“Nothing about Fleming’s measure is controversial, unless you object to Americans’ rights as outlined by the U.S. Constitution. In his (Obama’s) most combative move yet, the administration warned Congress yesterday that it stron ...
Morning web question: The House Armed Services Committee has voted to adopt a new common uniform for all branches of the military. Right now, each branch has a different pattern of camouflage. What do you think? Should the branches come together with one uniform or retain separate identities with different patterns?
Last week, the House Armed Services Committee passed legislation that addresses rising sexual assaults in the U.S. military. The bill included provisions introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and outlined
Y'all remember the Superbowl Dodge Truck commercial featuring the late Paul Harvey, and his reading (long ago, and voiced-over for the commercial) of "God Created a Farmer?" Well, that was a pretty good commercial. In fact, it seemed to be the hands-down favorite of all the 2013 commercial spots. So, a few months ago, an Air Force chaplain penned a poem, borrowing from the "Farmer" poem, entitled "God Created a First Sergeant." It is a nice, uplifting poem, acknowledging the role Firsties play in the lives of both junior enlistees and junior officers. A video project was made, and it is nice, and pleasant to watch. But the Pentagon has banned it. “Proliferation of religion is not allowed in the Air Force or military,” wrote the chief of the Air Force News Service Division in an email obtained by Fox News. “How would an Agnostic, Atheist or Muslim serving in the military take this video?” See (hat tip to weaselzippers.us). This is pathetic. When will the House Armed Services Committee drag th ...
The House Armed Services Committee wants the U.S. military to end a relatively recent trend of creating camouflage patterns for each service. Committee members voted 32-20 to require the services t...
HASC OK's Weapons Changes, Shields MEADS and JSF — The US House Armed Services Committee is calling for changes to ship, vehicle and missile-defense plans while rejecting to limit JSF funding in FY2014 or terminate participation in MEADS. Amendments to its earlier version of the Pentagon policy legislation increase the cost cap for Ford-class carriers, restrict funding for Strykers and further fund MEADS. (The US does not plan to deploy MEADS but will continue work on it as a “Proof of Concept” in part to avoid substantial contract termination fees and to appease the German and Italian partners.) A failed amendment called for banning funding for new JSFs until SecDef certifies that all testing on the 2B software is complete, problems with helmets and other systems have been fixed and contracts for LRIP- 6 and 7 are definite; the measure was rejected by 10-51.
Military occupations could not be opened to women if they have gender-specific performance and physical standards under legislation to be considered Wednesday by the House Armed Services Committee.
Chair of House Armed Services Committee has a brother and nephews lobbying for defense contractors
House Armed Services Committee identifies solid state laser research as 'items of special interest'
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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed a recent Pentagon report that found 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted last year, as well as her own legislation, the STOP Act (Sexual Assault Training Oversight & Prevention Act) that would overh...
The congressman is California's Duncan Hunter. The four-star general is Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. Their fireworks went off at an otherwise tame House Armed Services Committee hearing.
The IFC is proud to announce that Congressman Howard P. McKeon, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will be speaking
I am at a House Armed Services Committee hearing with General Odierno and Secretary McHugh to examine the Army's 2014 budget request.
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CNO addresses House Armed Services Committee on the importance of the moving forward.
KUAM: Hearings continue in DC on FY2014 budget: During today's House Armed Services Committee h...
House Armed Services Committee held moment of silence to honor Boston victims, at start of defense authorization hearing
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Dempsey testified before the House Armed Services Committee to give his assessment of Obama's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget.
It was supposed to be "classified" info but was read at the House Armed Services Committee hearing 😧
"Mattis was looking at Iran as the No. 1 threat in his (region)," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
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The Obama administration will release its 2014 budget more than two months late on April 8, according to congressional sources. Pentagon officials have informed the House Armed Services Committee that the budget is coming on April 8, said Claude Chafin, a committee spokesman.
HMC News via HNN: HONOLULU - The commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific thinks the fiscal cliff spending cuts will hit harder in Hawaii because of local costs and the regional mission. Admiral Samuel Locklear testified Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington before flying back to Honolulu for a Wednesday joint hearing in the Hawaii Legislature. Locklear told members of Congress the cuts, especially the one-day-a-week furloughs planned for civilian employees of the Defense Department, will have a major impact in Hawaii. He cited the high cost of living in Hawaii will make 20 percent pay reductions bite harder for the 38,000 civilian DOD employees in the Pacific, many of them resident in Hawaii. And he said the timing is bad because it comes as the Defense Department is "rebalancing" forces, shifting more operations to the Pacific region. "These funding cuts will challenge our ability to execute both discreet operations and the broader Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance strategy," ...
Today I testified before the House Armed Services Committee to outline the readiness impacts of sequestration and the lack of an appropriations bill. The following is my opening statement:
We all lose if the sequester goes into effect, and the sequester is just days away. In the House Armed Services Committee yesterday, I inquired of General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff for the US Army, about the impact of the potential cuts to military installations in our area. Congress shouldn't recess- we must work around the clock to stop the disastrous mess created by the previous Congress.
A Review of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base House Armed Services Testimony of TSgt Jennifer Norris, USAF Ret I was especially inspired by Massachusett’s Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ piece in the Huffington Post, “A Cultural Change is Needed.” Shortly after testifying in front of an almost empty House Armed Services Committee hearing room, on my way to an old Air Force pal’s house, I learned that the combat exclusion policy on women in the military was lifted. I was ecstatic because this is a piece of that culture change that is necessary to help us gain the respect that we deserve and work hard for. This organizational change will in fact put us on equal footing eventually by allowing us the opportunity to be full-fledged warriors as opposed to support and in some cases even morale. Let me be clear, while important, current reforms will not fundamentally solve the epidemic of rape and assault within our military. It will not address the culture of bl ...
Apparently, few members of the House Armed Services Committee bothered to attend the Lackland sex abuse scandal hearing
Nominee for the position of secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, to be grilled about his views on Israel, Iran, defense budget cuts and Syria during House Armed Services Committee hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA-9), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, visited HQ NORAD and...
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House Armed Services Committee raises national security concerns over sale of battery maker to Chinese company.
House Armed Services Committee home page. LOL, love Republicans whining about cuts. You brought it on yourselves, guys.
By serving on the House Armed Services Committee teabagger RepGriffin assured his own promotion to National Guard Lt Col.
Note: Additional FAA costs (Taxpayer Funded) for possible relocation and or addition of radar facilities Testimony – Statement of Nancy Kalinowski PrintJune 29, 2010 Statement of Nancy Kalinowski, Vice President for System Operations Services Before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness on the Impact of Wind Farms on Military Readiness - Chairman Ortiz, Congressman Forbes, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. My name is Nancy Kalinowski and I am the Vice President of System Operations Services for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In that capacity, I am charged with overseeing the process by which we evaluate the impact of proposed construction on the navigable airspace. Any proposed structure that could potentially interfere with navigable airspace must be evaluated by my office. The evaluation results in an agency finding of whether the proposed structure is a hazard for air navigation. During the evaluation, our Obstr ...
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Abercrombie: Rep. Hanabusa occupies a key position on the House Armed Services Committee. "Vital" for that to continue.
Abercrombie just said that he wanted Hanabusa to remain on the House Armed Services Committee.
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Noem gains seat on House Armed Services Committee, stays on Agriculture
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FROM KVEL: Rob Bishop invited by CA Congressman Buck McKeon to reinstate his seniority position on House Armed Services Committee.
On today's edition of The Morning Briefing: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee; Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HA); Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA); and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Serving up a Congressional smorgasbord for you today. Tuck in.
Rep. Kristi Noem has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee, a new role that she will take in addition to keeping her spot on the House Agriculture Committee.
Washington D.C. – Today, the House Democratic Caucus selected Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09) to continue to serve as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee.
Senator [Rand] Paul’s amendment looks good, but does nothing. If the good Senator from Kentucky desires to offer an amendment to the 2013 NDAA that will actually move in the right direction of defending/restoring our constitutional rights, he might consider introducing the Smith-Amash Amendment that was introduced in the House earlier this year by Rep. Adam Smith, Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee. - Jeff Lewis: Patriot Coalition
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