House of Representatives

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
Washington Report (August 23, 2016) Members of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus are pushing defense leaders in the House and Senate to support provisions of the defense bill affecting National Guardsmen in a variety of areas, from health care to mobilization to travel reimbursement and... Read more
Washington Report (August 23, 2016) The Senate has not approved funding the Pentagon says it needs to make the main entrance for its 26,000 employees less vulnerable to a terrorist attack. The House has approved the $12 million request in its version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense... Read more

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