Tag Archives: John McCain

Reports: Trump’s Supplemental Budget Request Seeks $6B More for Missile Defense, South Asia Strategy

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President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his administration’s fiscal 2018 supplemental budget request that would allocate approximately $6 billion in additional funds for missile defense programs, South Asia strategy and ship repairs, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. Trump wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to …

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Senate Advances $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

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The Senate has voted 84-9 to forgo debate on proposed amendments to a spending bill that would authorize $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal 2018, Washington Examiner reported Thursday. The report said the upper chamber aims to hold a final vote Monday on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that includes …

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Lucian Niemeyer: DoD Supports Draft Senate Bill to Authorize New BRAC Round

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Lucian Niemeyer, newly appointed assistant defense secretary for installations, has said the Defense Department backs a Senate bill that would push for a new round of base realignment and closures, Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), SASC ranking member, …

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Congress Forms National Defense Strategy Advisory Panel

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Congress has established a 12-member advisory committee that will be responsible for the assessment of the country’s defense strategy that covers force structure, missions, risks and force posture, Defense News reported Friday. The House and Senate armed services panels formed the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the U.S. …

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Matthew Donovan Nominated as Air Force Undersecretary

Matthew Donovan, a policy director and professional staff member at the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Air Force undersecretary, Air Force Times reported Thursday. In his current role, Donovan advises committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) on matters related to the Defense Department‘s fixed-wing, manned …

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