House of Representatives

Washington Report (February 9, 2015) Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., says the proposed pay raise of 1.6 percent for military members is "ridiculous" and vows to push for an increase. The President's Budget for fiscal 2017 was released today, but word had leaked ahead of time that it would include the pay... Read more
Washington Report (February 9, 2015) The Rural Guard and Reserves Act of 2016 introduced in the House last week would remove a $300 cap on travel reimbursement for qualifying National Guardsmen and Reservists who face long or expensive commutes to training exercises or other activities. Sponsored... Read more
Washington Report (February 9, 2015) A full house of state National Guard association executive directors is attending the 19th NGAUS Legislative Workshop today at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they will hear from lawmakers, defense leaders and other... Read more
Washington Report  (January 19, 2015) The Council of Governors is asking defense leaders in Congress to repeal a section of the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that would turn National Guard dual-status technicians into civilian employees of the federal government. Gov. Terry E.... Read more
Washington Report  (January 19, 2015) The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee hinted at a budget fight over defense after the president's budget is released next month. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said in a speech last week that the budget deal reached in October sets the wartime... Read more
Congress completed its work on the fiscal 2016 federal budget Friday and President Barack Obama signed the measure into law the same day. It provides funding for all government agencies, including the Defense Department, through Sept. 30, 2016.  The budget, which is for $1.1 trillion, includes $514... Read more
Washington Report (Dec. 15, 2015) Congress will have to pass one more continuing resolution before it reaches an agreement on a budget for next year and leaves town for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Politico reports that the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill, which rolls up all 12 appropriations... Read more
Washington Report (December 8, 2015) It was a bustling morning today at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., with more than 200 corporate partners at NGAUS headquarters for the association's 19th annual Industry Day. Click here to view presentation slides.   Attendees mingled for... Read more
Washington Report (December 1, 2015) The Pentagon would send more troops to Syria if the initial commitment of 50 special operations troops shows promise. USA Today reported Monday on comments from a senior defense official.   According to the official, who could not be named, if the troops sent to... Read more
Washington Report (December 1, 2015) Despite becoming a laughingstock in October when one of its radar-laden blimps broke free and landed 150 miles away after knocking out power to thousands, the missile defense system designed to protect the nation's capital will likely continue to receive funding... Read more

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