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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 2016 budget and will face many tough issues, including sequestration budget caps. As Congress works to develop defense authorization and appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2016, NGAUS will post hearing summaries focusing on issues that affect the National Guard.

House Armed Services Committee

Army Posture Hearing
March 26, 2015
(Summary | Transcript)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Holds Hearing on President Obama's Fiscal 2016 Budget Request for the U.S. Army
Witnesses:
John M. McHugh,  Secretary of the Army
General Raymond T. Odierno (USA), Army Chief of Staff

Air Force Posture Hearing
February 27, 2015
(Summary | Transcript)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Holds Hearing on President Obama's Fiscal 2016 Budget Request for Air Force
Witnesses:
Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
General Mark A. Welsh III (USAF), Air Force Cheief of Staff
 

House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense

National Guard and Reserve Budget Hearing
March 17, 2015
(Summary | Transcript)
Witnesses:
General Frank J. Grass (USA), Chief, National Guard Bureau
Lieutenant General Stanley Clarke III, Director, Air National Guard
Major General Judd Lyons, Acting Director, National Guard Bureau
Lieutenant General Jeffrey Talley (USA Reserve), Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Army Budget Hearing

Air Force Budget Hearing
 

Senate Armed Services Committee
 

National Commission on the Future of the Army 
February 11, 2016
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
 

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

National Guard and Reserve Budget Hearing
April 29, 2015
(Summary | Transcript)
Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2016 for the National Guard and Reserve
Witnesses:
Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard
Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke III, director of the Air National Guard
Maj. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, director of the Army National Guard
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve
Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of the Navy Reserve
Lt. Gen. James Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve
Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve

Air Force Budget Hearing
February 25, 2015
(Summary | Transcript)
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Holds Hearing on President Obama's Fiscal 2016 Budget Request for Air Force
Witnesses:
Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
General Mark A. Welsh III (USAF), Air Force Chief of Staff

Army Budget Hearing
March 11, 2015
(Summary | Transcript)
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Holds Hearing on President Obama's Fiscal 2016 Budget Request for the Army
Witnesses:
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh
General Raymond T. Odierno (USA), Army Chief of Staff