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Gen. Joseph Martin on Army Futures Command, Military Readiness

Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that he believes the service branch is on the right path when it comes to building up military readiness. “And because we’ve had consistent funding over time, we’ve been able to continue to execute our training strategy, which, again, includes home-station training, capstone exercises at combat training centers, maintaining proficiency so that we can meet combatant commanders’ needs,” Martin said.

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Senate OKs $2.7T Budget Deal With Defense Spending Increase Over Two Years

The Senate voted 67-28 to pass a two-year budget deal to increase defense spending by approximately $45B, Defense News reported Thursday. The $2.7T deal would raise defense funding from spending levels of $716B to $738B in 2020 to $740B in 2021. It also includes an agreement to exclude “poison pill” riders that limit the administration’s ability to direct funds toward the border wall project. 

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi: House Should Pass Deal on Government Spending, Debt Limit Before Recess

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she hopes the lower chamber can pass a deal to raise the debt ceiling and set spending levels by July 26, CNBC reported Wednesday. Pelosi said she expects the White House and the chamber to agree on a measure by Friday, July 19 to allow lawmakers to work on the legislative text over the weekend.

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House, Senate Negotiators Agree on 2016 NDAA Revisions

Leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees have finalized a strategy to insert $5 billion of potential military funding cuts in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Karoun Demirjian writes the congressional negotiators modified a $612-billion NDAA in an effort to meet funding levels under a …

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Obama Signs 2-Year Debt Limit Suspension Bill

President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Monday that suspends the debt limit through March 2017 and increases spending levels by $80 billion until September 2017, The Hill reported Monday. Jordan Fabian writes the signed budget plan comes a day before the Tuesday deadline to avoid a federal default …

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