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Buck McKeon Opposes Sequester Flexibility for Pentagon Officials

House Armed Services Committee Chairman (R-Calif.) opposes a proposal to authorize top Pentagon officials to decide on which programs would be cut due to sequestration, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes McKeon’s stance rejects the motions of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev). and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking …

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Buck McKeon, Mike Turner Want Pentagon Shutdown Furloughs Halted

Reps. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) have asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to end furloughs on Defense Department civilian employees, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes McKeon, House Armed Services Committee chairman, told Hagel in a letter that he could act to retain civilian workers on their …

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Profile: Buck McKeon, House Armed Services Chairman

Rep. Buck McKeon has chaired the House Armed Services Committee since January 2011 after first becoming ranking member in 2009. The California Republican leads a committee responsible for overseeing the Defense Department and the U.S. armed forces, as well as parts of the Energy Department. As chairman, he has led …

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Buck McKeon Highlights Sequestration, Job Losses In Column

A million jobs across government and industry are on the line because of impending defense budget cuts under sequestration, a top House lawmaker recently said. In a column for Investors.com, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the White House and Congress need to resolve the …

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Supercommittee Fail: What They’re Saying

Reaction has poured in from the business and political communities regarding the congressional supercommittee‘s announcement Monday that it has failed to produce a deficit reduction proposal. Reaction from the business world primarily focused on the possibility of $600 million in additional defense cuts. “There is a mistaken notion floating around …

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Report: Panetta Expects Weapons Programs to Face Cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told lawmakers during a classified briefing he expects around half of the $450 billion in cuts to defense spending over the next 10 years to come from weapons programs, according to a report from Reuters. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) told reporters Panetta expressed …

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