U.S. Congress

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:51


Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:58

Supporting the Warfighter of Today and Tomorrow

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015Time: 09:30 AMLocation: Room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building


Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:36
President Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill into law despite provisions that will continue to impede his goal of closing the wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. But he again suggested that he thought those provisions might be unconstitutional and not necessarily binding.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:04
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday signed the 2016 defense policy bill, which now heads to the president's desk for his signature for the second time.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 07:56
The Senate on Tuesday approved an annual military policy bill, and the White House spokesman said President Obama would sign it despite provisions that will make it extremely difficult for him to fulfill his promise of closing the terrorist detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:48
Is Congress finally taking a serious look at the interservice rivalries that for years have led to duplication of weapons purchased, overlapping military capabilities and closed-door fights over defense dollars?
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 13:58

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 includes many provisions that affect the way the U.S. military engages in foreign military and police aid, training and arms sales worldwide. Based on an initial review of the bill (H.R. 3979), it would create at least seven new Defense Department (DoD) authorities or programs to provide foreign military and/or police aid (see table 1 below). 

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 13:56

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The bill is identical to the recently agreed NDAA by both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 06:38
With the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as his backdrop, President Barack Obama unveiled a new $5 billion fund to fight terrorism in May. Although the announcement was welcomed at the Pentagon and State Department, there were immediate questions about what exactly the money was for. Four months later, those questions remain largely unanswered.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:02
The Senate’s Armed Services Committee and Appropriations Defense subcommittee have deferred action on a Pentagon request to shift $7.1 million from other accounts into the Hellfire missile program.