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Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy, John Hyten for Army, Joint Staff Leadership Posts

Senate has approved Ryan McCarthy and Gen. John Hyten as Army secretary and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively. McCarthy served as Army undersecretary as well as the service’s acting secretary following the nomination of 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper as defense secretary this summer, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Senate Passes Seven-Week Continuing Resolution

A continuing resolution that would fund government agencies through Nov. 21 is headed to the White House for President Trump’s signature after the Senate voted 82-15 on Thursday to pass the measure, Government Executive reported.

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Senate Subcommittee Includes F-35, Battleship Funds in $695B FY 2020 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill through legislative markup to authorize $694.9B in defense spending for fiscal year 2020, The Hill reported. The defense policy bill includes a base budget of $622.5B, $70.7B in overseas contingency operations funds and $1.7B in emergency funds. 

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