Granger, Gallagher leave committee posts as House GOP majority shrinks

[ad_1] Two outgoing House Republican defense hawks in charge of high-profile national security committees announced Friday they will vacate their respective chairmanships before the end of the year. House Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger, R-Texas, and Committee on the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., had already announced they would not seek reelection this November … Read more

Congress passes defense spending bill after months of delays

[ad_1] Congress early on Saturday passed the fiscal 2024 defense spending bill, nearly halfway through the fiscal year that began in October and hours after funding for the Defense Department and several other agencies expired on Friday. The $825 billion bill will allow the Pentagon to launch the initiatives and begin the procurement of key … Read more

Defense spending bill has some Ukraine aid, multiyear munitions buys

[ad_1] The House and Senate on Thursday released the compromise text of their fiscal 2024 defense spending bill, nearly halfway through the fiscal year that began in October. Congress is expected to begin votes on the $825 billion defense spending bill on Friday; Pentagon funding via a stopgap measure is slated to expire at the … Read more

Pacific force’s wish list seeks $11 billion more than defense proposal

[ad_1] U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is asking Congress for $11 billion more than the White House’s fiscal 2025 defense budget request, an amount that is three times greater than the wish list it submitted last year. Much of the money requested in the annual list, obtained by Defense News, would go toward constructing infrastructure to host … Read more