The NGAUS Blog

Commentary on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., at NGAUS, and around the globe that pertains to our members and the National Guard.

September 25, 2012 | Congress, Defense Authorization, funding, Senate
Six Republican and Democratic Senators are urging Congress to avert drastic spending cuts to defense and domestic programs beginning on January 2nd 2013. This sequester, set forth by the Budget Control Act of 2011, could have a "devastating impact." Last week, Defense lawmakers Senators Carl Levin (D-MI), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeanne Shaheen (D.NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelley... Read Full Story
September 21, 2012 | Congress, funding, Senate
As the hours tick away on Friday afternoon, the Senate looks to move towards a final vote on the Continuing Resolution (H.J. 117) by 1am on Sunday morning at the latest. Thus far, the six-month stop gap measure had been held up by two separate pieces of legislation. As reported yesterday, one piece pertains to cutting aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt, while the other, sponsored by Senator Jon... Read Full Story
September 20, 2012 | Air National Guard, Congress, Defense Authorization, funding, Senate
Clock Ticks Down on Passage of Continuing Resolution in the Senate Buck McKeon (R-CA), HASC committee members questioned the panel at length on the impact sequestration will have on personnel. Of major concern will be the impact on the civilian personnel work force who are not protected from cuts under the Budget Control Act or Presidential mandate. Likewise, there is significant angst among the... Read Full Story
September 18, 2012 | Congress
Via NGAUS Washington Report (Sept. 18, 2012) Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, who has served as the adjutant general of Missouri for nearly four years, was elected NGAUS chairman of the board during the 134th General Conference and Exhibition last week in Reno, Nev. “I’m honored and humbled by the confidence you have placed in me,” he said moments after the conference accepted... Read Full Story
September 14, 2012 | personnel, Veterans
Check out a clip from Gov. Romney's speech at the NGAUS Conference on 9/11!