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Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee. On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to quell rumors that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind. "The movement ... JEDI

Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Mattis made the comments as justification for last year's U.S. missile strikes on Syria but did not suggest what military action the administration might take in Syria in the coming days. On the complicated nature of the fight in Syria, Mattis said "at ... strategy civil war
Senior Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force leaders outlined priorities for combat aviation during a House Armed Services Committee hearing here yesterday. Speaking for Navy and Marine Corps aviation, Navy Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, commander of Naval Air Systems Command, told ...
Mike Turner (R-Ohio), chair of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee. "Let there be no doubt that we are experiencing a crisis in military readiness and we must address this now," Turner said. "More U.S. military service members have died in aircraft mishaps over the past ... Aviators
Rob Wittman, chair of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, took aim at the muddiness around the messaging. “I think if you get ambivalent about the number, it becomes difficult to communicate,” to the public, Wittman, R-Va., told reporters at the expo. “You have to say ... Aviators

Mike Turner, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Armed Services' tactical air and land forces subcommittee. ... House Armed Services Seapower Chairman Rob Wittman, R-Va., said he believes Ryan's work to elevate defense funding issues in the caucus will have a positive long-term impact regardless. Aviators
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the importance of funding missions at Barksdale Air Force Base, home to the Air Force Global Strike Command. Specifically, Johnson advocated on behalf of the I-20/I-220 interchange ... Aviators
Rapuano was joined at the House Armed Services panel hearing by outgoing U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers, who plans to retire in spring. Rogers confirmed during the hearing that CYBERCOM teams are expected to reach full operational capability before a deadline at the close of the ... Aviators
“We can't see…other nations attacking us,” the retired general and first head of U.S. Cyber Command said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing. “As a consequence, we have limited abilities to actually defend our nation at network speed.” Nation-state-linked hacking groups have flexed their ... Aviators
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said ahead of the announced deployments he does not want to “rob the military,” to beef up border security. “We cannot view the military as a cash cow to meet any national need that comes up because we have real military needs,” Thornberry, ... Aviators
The House Armed Services Committee is ramping up work on its annual defense policy bill, releasing Thursday a schedule for consideration of the bill and letters on the fiscal 2019 defense budget. “The committee is encouraged by the administration current budget submission for the national defense ...
The heads of the House Armed Services Committee want President Trump to add dollars and a leader to the Global Engagement Center (GEC), the State Department arm that fights foreign propaganda and disinformation. “We are ... disappointed that to date your administration has not provided adequate ...
Seven US service members died in four noncombat-related air crashes in just four days, prompting concern over readiness in the US military. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, released a statement Saturday saying the "readiness of the military is at a ...
(CNN) The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee called the deaths of two soldiers in an Apache helicopter crash in Kentucky on Friday "heartbreaking" in a statement Saturday, adding that military readiness is in crisis. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said he grieves "over the loss of our men ...
Military funds should not pay for a border wall, especially given the readiness challenges and modernization needs that U.S. warplanes, ships and ground forces have after years of reduced funding, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said in an interview with his hometown ...

On Oct. 30 the Navy Strategic Systems Program tested an Intermediate Range Conventional Prompt Strike test. But China presses ahead with a vigorous hypersonic program, and Russia is trying hard too. Rep. Rob Wittman, chair off the tellingly-named House Armed Services subcommittee for seapower ...
The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is questioning whether President Trump Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ...
CAPITOL HILL – The House Armed Services Committee will not accept a Navy shipbuilding plan of anything lower than 13 ships and $26 billion in Fiscal Year 2019, a subcommittee ... is pictured while chairing the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry appreciates Ralph Abraham's support for the U.S. military. “We understand that this budget deal isn't perfect, but it is necessary to provide the long-term funding our military needs to plan, rebuild and respond to threats to our national security, ...
Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris will testify before the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2118. http://bit.ly/2ERW5iS. The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on modernizing food aid with testimony from ...
Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Conservative angst about the growing deficit was valid, he said, "but you are not going to fix them by cutting our military or by failing to provide the equipment that our troops need." Other lawmakers cited the need to keep the ...
Mattis and Selva's testimony before the House Armed Services Committee kicks off at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2118. http://bit.ly/2BPPyCa. In addition to their testimony, several hearings and events are on tap for next week. House Homeland Security Committee ...
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, left, is joined by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, center, and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP). WASHINGTON — In an alliance of political convenience, House defense ...
... page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE's posture toward North Korea could “bluster” the United States into a nuclear war, says the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, who described that possibility as ...
24, 2018 – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about the Nuclear Posture Review: “I am deeply concerned that President Trump's draft Nuclear Posture Review calls for an expansion of America's currently unaffordable $1.2 ...
Rep. Mac Thornberry on Wednesday challenged House fiscal hawks who may oppose a two-year budget deal, saying they either support it or are standing in the way of fixing a dangerously degraded military. The newly unveiled deal would be a windfall for the Pentagon, allowing $700 billion in total ...
On Wednesday afternoon, 13 Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee stood alongside Thornberry at a press conference to tout their support for the deal. "I suspect every person here has concerns about it, would write it differently than is currently being written, but that's not the choice ...
Mac Thornberry — the chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services committees — have endorsed a similar proposal. So has the Trump administration, though with less detail. The problem is not policy; it's politics. Eaglen's plan would cost $672 billion more than existing law over the next five years.
H., as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, led efforts in the House to include the health study in the final defense bill. “Community members who live near contaminated sites deserve answers about how they and their children may be affected by PFCs, and guidance on what steps they can ...
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, accused the Obama White House of “prioritizing politics over policy.” Carter, however, cited evaluations showing the fears were misplaced. A study by the RAND Corp. said the evidence from foreign militaries that allow transgender ...
Donald Norcross, D-1st Dist., a member of the House Armed Services Committee. The law continues research on drones involving the Federal Aviation Administration and the Defense Department. That research is conducted at the FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township. And it provides for modern ...
“We're working very diligently on that, building up forces,” Trump said. Trump thanked the bill's chief sponsors, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry of Texas, who joined Trump at the White House, and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain of Arizona, who did ...
The book includes tidbits like this: Nunn was a staffer on the House Armed Services Committee, chaired by his great-uncle, U.S. Rep. Carl Vinson, D-Ga., when he met the woman who became his wife in Paris in 1965. The woman whose name is now Colleen Ann O'Brien Nunn was a CIA employee at the ...
Congressman Ralph Abraham met with Bourne and two other members of the crew last week. “Their story of that battle is amazing,” said Abraham, R-Alto, Louisiana's only member of the House Armed Services Committee. “People like Tyler and the other members of the crew make us all stand a little taller.
But as the chairman of House Naval Affairs Committee and later the House Armed Services Committee, Vinson ensured that American sea power – eventually led by behemoth nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (including the USS Carl Vinson) – would win wars and keep the peace through its global reach.
Army veteran Taylor Force served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq before enrolling at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. In 2016, on a trip to study international business, the Texas native became the latest victim of Islamic extremism in Israel, where the Palestinian government pays ...
Lawmakers reset the government shutdown clock by two weeks, but what happens then remains to be seen. The House and Senate on Thursday passed a two-week stopgap spending measure known as a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open and buy time to negotiate a longer-term ...
Ms. Stefanik, a member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, discussed a new provision included in the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that keeps members of Congress more up to date on growing cybersecurity threats facing the United States.
Rosen said she was committed to working through the House Armed Services Committee “to keep Nevadans safe by modernizing our military, ...
The congressman, a House Armed Services Committee member, also was set to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cheonan Memorial, ...
“Having served, I understand how hard it is to be away from loved ones— especially during the holidays, so for me it's important to thank them ...
John McCain, R-Ariz., speak with reporters at the start of a meeting between the Senate and House Armed Services committees on Oct. 25, ...
She currently serves on the powerful House Armed Services Committee and the House Small Business Committee, where she serves as ...
Despite support from House Armed Services Committee leaders -- including chairman Mac Thornberry -- the 2018 fiscal year NDAA does not ...
Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and leader of House Republican conferees, said all conferees ...
... member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Democrat Representative Jim Cooper of Tennessee, believe that the US Air Force, ...
Bordallo, as the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee's Readiness Subcommittee, is a member of the conference ...
Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and leader of House Republican conferees, said all conferees ...


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Committee profile

What's in a name? Tradition. This year, the 1994 Republican coinage "House National Security Committee" was changed back to the old "House Armed Services Committee"a name that had for years connoted power and authority. The shift is appropriate for a committee that went through fewer dislocations than other committees during the GOP takeover, and that still has a reputation for bipartisanship. Indeed, four years after the great upheaval, the staffers pride themselves on how much they have retained from an earlier era, when staffers put professionalism before party to get an authorization bill out every year. That billcovering half of federal discretionary spendingstill comes out under the aegis of a staff that is unified both in theory and (largely) in practice: A single budget pays the salaries of both the Republican and Democratic staffers, who are responsible to members of both parties; and the subcommittees are staffed not by their own chairmen's hires, but by employees of the full committee.
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