House of Representatives

115th Congress begins in 2017   House Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas (36th), 2nd term Texas Air National Guard, 1969-1975 Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich. (1st), 1st term Rhode Island Army National Guard, 1975-1978 Rep. Jim Bridenstine (HASC member), R-Okla. (1st), 3rd term Oklahoma Air National Guard, 2015-... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) A retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and combat veteran has won a seat in the Senate.   Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who is her second term in the House of Representatives and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, defeated Sen. Mark Kirk... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) Congress has returned to Washington, D.C., to a full plate of work. The biggest task is agreeing on a budget. Lawmakers passed a continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown as fiscal 2016 ended Sept. 30. The short-term spending bill expires Dec. 9... Read more
Washington Report (November 8, 2016) With Americans going to the polls today, Military Times has identified four races which could have an impact on defense issues when the 115th Congress is seated next year. NGAUS makes no endorsements in political races. Missouri Senate: Republican Sen. Roy Blunt... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) Twenty of the 22 former or current National Guard members now serving in the House of Representatives will be on ballots across the nation next week, with one, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., seeking a seat in the Senate. The others are hoping to keep their places... Read more
Washington Report (October 25, 2016) Everybody seems to be weighing in on the effort by the Pentagon to recoup re-enlistment bonuses improperly paid to thousands of California Guardsmen 10 years ago when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were raging. Soldiers are being asked to repay bonuses of $15,... Read more
Washington Report (October 14, 2016) Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., has reminded the Pentagon that an anti-armor weapon about to become standard equipment for every Army infantry platoon has the potential to cause traumatic brain injury and wants the military to closely monitor and record blast... Read more
Washington Report (September 27, 2016) With the possibility of a government shutdown at the end of the week, the NGAUS legislative staff expects Congress to pass some sort of bill to keep the government running, but there are still discrepancies that need to be worked out in the Senate. The Senate... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) The issue of veterans status for National Guard and Reserve retirees was included in a massive veterans bill that passed the House last week. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act mainly addresses issues regarding accountability of... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) The House will vote tonight on legislation that would benefit Air National Guard units that fly remotely piloted aircraft from civilian airports. The bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., would... Read more

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