House of Representatives

Washington Report (December 13, 2016) All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation last week that would expand the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) President Barack Obama now has the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act which he has threatened to veto because it increased military spending by $3.2 billion without an equal increase in nonmilitary spending. Ninety-two members of the Senate approved... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) The president signed a continuing resolution passed last week by Congress that will keep the government open through April 28. Without the action, the government would have run out of money Friday. The continuing resolution, or CR, basically maintains the... Read more
Washington Report (December 6, 2016) The House and Senate are both scrambling to finish the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act before their desired adjournment Friday (Dec. 9). The two chambers compromised on several issues that had prevented earlier completion of work on the voluminous... Read more
Washington Report (December 6, 2016) The Pentagon has kept quiet about an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post. The newspaper reported that senior defense officials... Read more
  House Rep. Ralph Abraham (HASC member), R-La. (5th), 2nd term Mississippi Army National Guard, 1986-1989 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... 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

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