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Congressional Hearings: A NGAUS Roundup

The 114th Congress is holding numerous posture and appropriations hearings on the Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 2017 budget and will face many tough issues, including sequestration budget caps. As Congress works to develop defense authorization and appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2017, NGAUS will post hearing summaries focusing on issues that affect the National Guard.

House Armed Services Committee

Air Force Budget Hearing
February 12, 2016
(Summary)
Witnesses:
Lieutenant General John Cooper (USAF), Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection
General David L. Goldfein (USAF), Vice Chief of Staff
Lieutenant General John W. Raymond (USAF), Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

National Commission on the Future of the Army
February 10, 2016
(Summary)
Witnesses:
GEN (Ret) Carter Ham, Chairman, National Commission on the Future of the Army
Honorable Robert Hale, Commissioner, National Commission on the Future of the Army 

Army Posture Hearing

Air Force Posture Hearing
 

House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense

National Guard and Reserve Budget Hearing

Army Budget Hearing
March 4, 2016
(Summary)
Defense Subcommittee to review the Fiscal Year 2017 budget for the Army
Witnesses:
General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army
Honorable Patrick J. Murphy, Undersecretary of the Army, Department of Defense

Air Force Budget Hearing
March 2, 2016
(Summary)
Defense Subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2017 budget and funding justification for the Air Force
Witnesses:
The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
General Mark A. Welsh, III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Senate Armed Services Committee
 

National Commission on the Future of the Army 
February 11, 2016
(Summary)
Hearing to review the findings and recommendations of the "National Commission on the Future of the United States Army."
Witnesses:
General Carter F. Ham, USA (Ret.), Chairman, NCFA
Honorable Thomas R. Lamont, Vice Chairman, NCFA
General James D. Thurman, USA (Ret.), Commissioner, NCFA
Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, USA (Ret.), Commissioner, NCFA

Eric Fanning Secretary of the Army Nomination Hearing
January 21, 2016
(Summary)
Hearing to examine the nomination of Eric K. Fanning of the District of Columbia to be Secretary of the Army, Department of Defense.
Witnesses:
Honorable Eric K. Fanning, Nominee for Secretary of the Army

Air Force Posture Hearing

Army Posture Hearing
 

Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense
 

National Guard and Reserve Budget Hearing
March 16, 2016
(Summary)
Defense Subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request and funding justification for the National Guard and Reserve
Witnesses:
General Frank J. Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
Lieutenant General Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army 
Major General Brian Neal, Acting Director of the Air Force
Lieutenant General Jeffery W. Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve
Lieutenant General James Jackson, Chief of the Air Force Reserve
Vice Admiral Robin R. Braun, Chief of the Navy Reserve
Lieutenant General Rex C. McMillian, Commander of the Marine Forces Reserve  

Army Budget Hearing 
February 24, 2016
(Summary)
Defense Subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request and funding justification for the Army
Witnesses:
The Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army
General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army

Air Force Budget Hearing
February 10, 2016
(Summary)
Defense Subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request and funding justification for the Air Force
Witnesses:
The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
General Mark A. Welsh, III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force