6 hrs ago
Budget deal may cut military pensions, unemployment benefit
The budget deadline of Dec. 13 is fast approaching with the threat of avoiding another government shutdown waning in the balance.
10 hrs ago
U.S. lawmakers hope for vote on compromise defense bill this year
Leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services committees agreed on a slimmed-down defense authorization bill and want a final vote on the measure before Congress leaves for the year, committee leaders said on Monday.
20 hrs ago
NDAA update coming today - Hagel meets with Pakistan's prime minister ...
WE SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT THE FATE OF THE DEFENSE BILL LATER TODAY: According to an alert released Friday by the office of Majority Whip Dick Durbin , the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee are scheduled to provide an update this afternoon on paths forward.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Budget negotiators look at military pensions
That's an important question facing House-Senate negotiators as they try to close out a deal this week to avoid another round of sequestration in January and restore some certainty to the appropriations process for the remainder of this Congress.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
GOP leader opposes gay Republican candidates
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes who's pursuing a powerful committee chairmanship, is pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for Mass.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Defence Industry Daily
3D Printing? How about 3D Forecasting.
Booz & Co's strategy + business magazine has " A Skeptic's Guide to 3D Printing ", which applies the time-tested forecasting approach Wright developed at the Curtiss Aeroplane Company.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Rep. McKeon: Defense Bill Will Get Done This Year
It's been more than 50 years since U.S. lawmakers last failed to complete work on the annual defense authorization bill.
Police Threaten Children Singing Outside House Republican Leaders' Offices With Arrest
More than 40 youths with the immigration advocacy group Fair Immigration Reform Movement have been busy chasing down Congressional members in Washington, D.C. this week, but very few House members have been willing to meet with them .
The Montgomery Advertiser
Vice chairman of Armed Services Committee to tour Maxwell Air Force Base on Monday
A high-ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee will be in Montgomery on Monday to tour Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Republicans tussle over gay candidates
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party's gay congressional candidates.
Center for American Progress
Not at All Conservative
For more than a month, the House Republican Conference has largely been able to paper over the deep and fractious divide it faces over sequestration and the caps that will govern appropriated spending during the current fiscal year.
Victorville Daily Press
This 'n that
We've been hearing for a couple of months now that Buck McKeon, who has represented California's 25th Congressional District, was pondering retirement this year.
New DOD interim deputy secretary
The Pentagon's new acting deputy secretary is a lesser-known but long-serving defense analyst with a record that goes back to "Top Gun" and beyond.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Second Republican Calls Dibs on McKeon Seat if He Retires
Republicans speculate McKeon will retire from Congress, but his spokeswoman said he has not made a decision yet.
McKeon's Possible Successor Another Defense Industry Favorite
The likely frontrunner to replace Rep. Buck McKeon as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is a fellow Republican with deep financial ties to the defense industry.
The Brief: Texas Political News for Dec. 3, 2013
U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry , R-Amarillo, could be a lot closer to gaining the chairmanship of one of Congress' most powerful committees - House Armed Services.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
The Buzz: Political ethics watchdog announces his departure at end of year
Former state lawmaker Tony Strickland has taken a step toward running to replace fellow Republican Buck McKeon in the 25th Congressional District.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Republican files to run in Rep. McKeon's district
A Republican has filed to run against Rep. Buck McKeon , the latest sign that some expect the House Armed Services Committee chairman to retire after this term in Congress.