Congress

Report: Congress May Take Up IT Bills in Lame Duck Session

Congress might use a so-called “lame duck” session after November to discuss five pending bills related to information technology, FCW reported Friday. FCW reports the Federal ...
Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Seeks More Funding for ISIS Airstrike Campaign

Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon will ask Congress for more funds to continue U.S. strike operations to defeat the Islamic State militants, Defense News ...
Sen.Carl Levin

Sen. Carl Levin: Lawmakers to Approve ‘Pre-Conferenced’ Defense Spending Bill

Sen.Carl Levin Sen. Carl Levin expects the Senate and House Armed Services committees to pass a “pre-conferenced” version of the National Defense Authorization Act before ...
GAO

GAO: DoD Should Re-Examine Joint Basing Goals, Direction, Functions for Consolidation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department re-examine its program for establishing joint bases due to challenges in consolidating functions ...
CapitolDome

Senate OKs Spending Bill to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown, Aid Syrian Fight Against ISIS

The Senate on Thursday voted 78-22 in favor of a U.S. plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno: Congress Should Rethink Defense Spending Cuts

Gen. Ray Odierno The U.S. Army’s top uniformed officer believes Congress needs to think twice about implementing deeper cuts to defense budget in the face of global security threats, ...
CapitolDome

House Could Vote Tuesday on Stopgap Spending, Syrian Rebels Training Authorization Bills

House members are set to decide on two bills that would prevent sequestration cuts until Dec. 11 and grant President Barack Obama additional authorities to combat the Islamic State, ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: Air Force to Get ’70-75 Percent’ Of Budget Request Through Congress

Deborah Lee James Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James expects to be able to work with Congress on the service’s two-year spending picture because of what she calls “improved” ...
Jeh Johnson

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Urges Passage of Cyber Bill to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure

Jeh Johnson Congress should move swiftly and pass a bill that would bolster the nation’s cybersecurity before lawmakers adjourn for midterm campaigning, Homeland Security Secretary ...
Barack Obama

President Obama Asks Congress to Fund Counterterrorism Program

Barack Obama President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve appropriations for his counter-terrorism program in a move to address the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ...