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Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee. On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to quell rumors that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind. "The movement to ...
Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Mattis made the comments as justification for last year's U.S. missile strikes on Syria but did not suggest what military action the administration might take in Syria in the coming days. On the complicated nature of the fight in Syria, Mattis said “at times ...

Senior Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force leaders outlined priorities for combat aviation during a House Armed Services Committee hearing here yesterday. Speaking for Navy and Marine Corps aviation, Navy Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, commander of Naval Air Systems Command, told committee ...
Mike Turner (R-Ohio), chair of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee. “Let there be no doubt that we are experiencing a crisis in military readiness and we must address this now,” Turner said. “More U.S. military service members have died in aircraft mishaps over the past year ...
Rob Wittman, chair of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, took aim at the muddiness around the messaging. “I think if you get ambivalent about the number, it becomes difficult to communicate,” to the public, Wittman, R-Va., told reporters at the expo. “You have to say ...

Mike Turner, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Armed Services' tactical air and land forces subcommittee. ... House Armed Services Seapower Chairman Rob Wittman, R-Va., said he believes Ryan's work to elevate defense funding issues in the caucus will have a positive long-term impact regardless.
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the importance of funding missions at Barksdale Air Force Base, home to the Air Force Global Strike Command. Specifically, Johnson advocated on behalf of the I-20/I-220 interchange ...

Rapuano was joined at the House Armed Services panel hearing by outgoing U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers, who plans to retire in spring. Rogers confirmed during the hearing that CYBERCOM teams are expected to reach full operational capability before a deadline at the close of the ...
“We can't see…other nations attacking us,” the retired general and first head of U.S. Cyber Command said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing. “As a consequence, we have limited abilities to actually defend our nation at network speed.” Nation-state-linked hacking groups have flexed their ...
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said ahead of the announced deployments he does not want to “rob the military,” to beef up border security. “We cannot view the military as a cash cow to meet any national need that comes up because we have real military needs,” Thornberry, ...
The House Armed Services Committee is ramping up work on its annual defense policy bill, releasing Thursday a schedule for consideration of the bill and letters on the fiscal 2019 defense budget. “The committee is encouraged by the administration current budget submission for the national defense ...
The heads of the House Armed Services Committee want President Trump to add dollars and a leader to the Global Engagement Center (GEC), the State Department arm that fights foreign propaganda and disinformation. “We are ... disappointed that to date your administration has not provided adequate ...
Seven US service members died in four noncombat-related air crashes in just four days, prompting concern over readiness in the US military. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, released a statement Saturday saying the “readiness of the military is at a crisis ...
(CNN) The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee called the deaths of two soldiers in an Apache helicopter crash in Kentucky on Friday "heartbreaking" in a statement Saturday, adding that military readiness is in crisis. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said he grieves "over the loss of our men ...
Military funds should not pay for a border wall, especially given the readiness challenges and modernization needs that U.S. warplanes, ships and ground forces have after years of reduced funding, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said in an interview with his hometown ...


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Committee profile

What's in a name? Tradition. This year, the 1994 Republican coinage "House National Security Committee" was changed back to the old "House Armed Services Committee"a name that had for years connoted power and authority. The shift is appropriate for a committee that went through fewer dislocations than other committees during the GOP takeover, and that still has a reputation for bipartisanship. Indeed, four years after the great upheaval, the staffers pride themselves on how much they have retained from an earlier era, when staffers put professionalism before party to get an authorization bill out every year. That billcovering half of federal discretionary spendingstill comes out under the aegis of a staff that is unified both in theory and (largely) in practice: A single budget pays the salaries of both the Republican and Democratic staffers, who are responsible to members of both parties; and the subcommittees are staffed not by their own chairmen's hires, but by employees of the full committee.
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