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The next Joint Chiefs chairman

Lawmakers return from their holiday break with a host of military issues on the docket and only a few weeks of summer work left to complete them. The full House begins its debate on the annual defense authorization bill this week,…

Defense fights before the fireworks

Lawmakers are hoping to finish work this week on two separate major defense initiatives before heading home for the Fourth of July recess and start their summer outreach back home. In the Senate, leaders have planned a full chamber…

Moving ahead the military budget debate

The Senate will take up the annual defense authorization bill this week while the House tries to finish its work on a defense appropriations measure after parliamentary delays last week. If the House can pass the defense budget bill…
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