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Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., escorts Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis to the hearing room for his confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call). Shawn Zeller · @shawnzeller · John M. Donnelly.
Heinrich serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is currently in the middle of its own investigation into Russian meddling in the election, and on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees the military. A transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity, follows.

Fayetteville is on the front lines of the nation's opioid epidemic. But Sen. Thom Tillis believes the community's mix of civilians, veterans and active duty military is also key to finding a solution. Tillis, chair of the personnel subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hosted a special roundtable ...
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., applauded Trump for the airstrikes. The message Iran and Russia, he said, is that they cannot protect the Syrian regime. “To succeed in the long run, we need a comprehensive strategy for Syria and the entire region,” McCain said in a ...
Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the pick for U.S. Northern Command, both will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee just a week after being named. If confirmed by the full Senate, the two officers will be in charge of combatant commands with geographic boundaries that cover about half of the ...
John McCain, R-Ariz., who chairs the senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. "The president needs to lay out our goals, not just with regard to ISIS, but also the ongoing conflict in Syria and malign Russian and Iranian influence in the region. Airstrikes disconnected from a broader strategy ...

Four of the top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate Armed Services Committee are skeptical of the Pentagon's findings, especially after the issue was studied by the RAND Corporation and the New England Journal of Medicine. DoD also had plans and policies in place for a year and a half ...
SIGN UP! If you'd like to continue receiving Washington Examiner's Daily on Energy newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-energy/. SENATE ARMED SERVICES PANEL GRILLS PERRY ON WASTE: The Senate Armed Services Committee told ...
Dan Coats, the director of U.S. national intelligence, offered a less optimistic forecast when he testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “We assess the overall security picture will … modestly deteriorate in the coming year and Kabul will continue to bear the brunt of the Taliban-led ...
Scaparrotti, who testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Russia is posing challenges in several regions. Areas of intense focus for the U.S. and NATO in recent years include the Baltics and Poland, where NATO has deployed more forces in its largest reinforcement since the end of the ...
WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee's top Democrat, Jack Reed, said Thursday the Pentagon must find ways to economize even though it did not ask for a new round of base closures in its $686 billion budget request for fiscal 2019. “You can't operate at this level and not find savings, ...
Russia hasn't been sufficiently penalized for its meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, and that has emboldened Moscow to continue interfering in American elections, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “They haven't ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved 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 'subversion' at VA ...
We just don't know how much and when and where," Coats told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We have not seen evidence of a robust effort yet on the part of Russia, but we know their malign activities continue to exist," he said. The question of Russian interference has overshadowed Trump's ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. on "Worldwide Threats." The committee will hear testimony from Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence, and Lieut. Gen. Robert Ashely, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Watch the hearing live: ...
These are dangerous times, and the threat of war is greater now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, the director of national intelligence told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr., testify before. Director of National ...
"The senator from Kentucky is now working for (Russian President) Vladimir Putin," McCain fumed after Paul at one point blocked the treaty. For his part, Paul responded on MSNBC that McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, "makes a really, really strong case, you know, for term limits.".

8, Gordon-Hagerty testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. She immediately clashed with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., over the future of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility. MOX, an over-budget, under construction SRS facility, would turn weapons-grade plutonium into usable ...
Ernst is a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he has “doubts” about a showcase of military might and that most big, national military parades are conducted to celebrate the end of a conflict. Rep.
Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel, speaks Wednesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee's personnel subcommittee. The service personnel chiefs discussed plans to limit military moves. (DoD video screen shot). Personnel chiefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, ...
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson speaks to the Senate Armed Services. PHOTO DETAILS / DOWNLOAD HI-RES 1 of 1. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson speaks to the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 2018. Wilson and other members of the ...
A Senate Armed Services Committee subpanel will have a hearing on the Pentagon's role in protecting democratic elections with testimony from outside experts at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Russell Senate Office Building, room 222. http://bit.ly/2BiyaJu. Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris will ...
McCain, who also serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been absent during critical discussions of the defense budget. The recent review and strategy of nuclear weapons was discussed in a closed hearing on Jan. 23. The committee has also held several hearings on the ...
The deal was hailed by defense advocates emerging from a meeting with McConnell on Wednesday afternoon. “I'd rather we didn't have to do as much on non-defense, but this is an absolute necessity, that we've got these numbers,” said the Senate Armed Services Committee's No. 2 Republican, Sen.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks on Afghanistan before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Oct. 3, 2017. (Andrew Harnik/AP). WASHINGTON — A week before the official release of the administration's fiscal 2019 budget proposal, top Defense Department and Veterans Affairs ...
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhat Trump didn't say in his State of the Union address Trump signs order to keep Gitmo open Trump's pick for NY prosecutor scrutinized MORE (R-Ariz.) continues to “call the shots” for the panel while battling brain cancer in ...
Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) arrives for hearing about the Pentagon budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 17, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the No. 2 Republican on the ...
WASHINGTON DC — The Senate Armed Services Committee os holding a full committee hearing on “Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy” Thursday morning. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, chairman of Kissinger Associates, former Secretary of State George Shultz, fellow at ...
Experts testifying before a subpanel of the Senate Armed Services Committee seem to agree that the policy, also known as DOPMA, is an one-size-fits-all approach that the military has outgrown. “The bureaucracy still treats troops like interchangeable draftees. It's not only disrespectful but short-sighted and ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday approved by voice vote the nominations of four people to senior Defense Department posts. The committee approved the nomination of Michael Griffin to become under secretary of defense for research and engineering. Congress in the fiscal year 2018 ...
DEFENSE. Navy, Air Force energy nominees clear committee. Nick Sobczyk, E&E News reporter. Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday cleared a handful of military nominees, including President Trump's picks for two key environment and energy posts.
But Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) had accused his fellow Republicans back in October of doing much the same by pursuing tax cuts first before a budget agreement on spending. “I remind my colleagues that the fiscal year started three weeks ago and that the Defense ...
Lindsey Graham · Lindsey Olin GrahamDems sour on shutdown tactics Trump action on tariffs triggers GOP alarm Senate faces difficult path to immigration deal MORE (R-S.C.) hosted Wednesday's session, which was so large that it was held in the Senate Armed Services Committee room in the Russell ...
The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is slamming the Pentagon's soon-to-be-released Nuclear Posture Review as an implementation of President Trump · Donald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing FBI text ...
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., named to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 9, 2018, talks to reporters in Washington on Sept. 13, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP). WASHINGTON — South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott has joined the Senate Armed Services Committee. Scott is the second South ...
C.) will fill the seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee left open after Democrats' surprising upset in Alabama's special election last month. “This is an amazing opportunity to work closely on issues important to the members of our Armed Services, their families, and our national defense,” Scott said in ...
“If the technology develops in such a way that other major countries possess them, we should think carefully before we put ourselves into a position where our only response is an all-out nuclear strike,” Kissinger testified before the Senate Armed Services committee Jan. 25. Or as Mattis put it, “We don't ...
The silence surrounding the empty seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee lifted suddenly and momentarily during a hearing Thursday. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, was questioning a nominee who could oversee Air Force weapons buying including the B-21 Raider, a future heavy stealth bomber with ...
McCaskill became the Ranking Member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in January of this year and also serves as a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android. Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., makes his opening statement at a hearing on Capitol Hill, Nov. 2, 2017. JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES. Joe Chenelly, executive director of AMVETS, was more optimistic an overhaul of the Choice program could get done.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it's time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. closer to a military conflict. Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he will also urge the ...
Every additional 10,000 service members costs roughly $1.8 billion per year,” asked the Senate Armed Services Committee's ranking member Jack Reed this week. “Where will we get that money when we're going $1.5 trillion in debt to provide tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans?” Reed insisted that the ...
She was one of the first female professional staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She held important posts in the Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Trump Administrations. She was awarded the Defense Department's highest civilian honor. As President Trump's first deputy national security ...
Sen. John McCain said Wednesday the Air Force's admission that it did not properly report dozens of criminal cases to gun-check databases shows a “disturbing lack of compliance and accountability.” The Senate Armed Services Committee wants a full explanation from the Air Force about how the service ...
“As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I value the process of moving important pieces of legislation through regular order.” Two weeks ago, he was happy with regular order. But that was before the dealmaking got underway. McCain already wasn't getting everything he wanted. The tax bill ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday moved forward a top Defense Department nominee, despite questions earlier this month about potential conflicts of interest with his prior employer. The committee voted to send to the full Senate Lockheed Martin International senior vice president John ...
Defense hawks like Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, want a big boost in military spending. Democrats insist that nondefense spending should increase by just as much. With time running short, lawmakers may be forced to pass a ...
Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has long advocated for the legislation to assist families during the relocation ...
He got to know Hillary Clinton better when they sat beside each other on the Senate's Armed Services Committee. Hillary Clinton was twice ...
"As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I value the process of moving important pieces of legislation through regular order," he ...


 

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