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Legislative Update Archive

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July 7, 2016
DEFENSE REFORM TOPIC AT HOUSE HEARING AUSA’s president told lawmakers this week that while he agrees the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 should be tweaked, lawmakers should also proceed with caution. Goldwater–...
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June 23, 2016
HEALTHCARE, PAY AMONG TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED IN NDAA CONFERENCE Now that both the House and Senate have passed their fiscal 2017 defense policy bills, the next step is to reconcile the differences between the two versions. However, there is...
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June 16, 2016
Senate: No boost to defense budget An amendment to the Senate’s defense policy bill that would have authorized additional funds to pay for extra personnel and equipment and a larger pay raise was shot down by Democratic lawmakers after Republicans...
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June 14, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Monday when Congress is in session. In this issue: Senate Bill Would Hike Drug Copays Compromise Reached on VA Legislation ★★★ SENATE BILL WOULD HIKE DRUG COPAYS We reported last week that the...
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June 14, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Monday when Congress is in session. In this issue: AUSA On The Hill CR Will Fund Government Unitl Lame Duck What To Do About ISIS Behind The Scenes Action On The Defense Policy Bill ★★★ AUSA ON...
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June 13, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Monday when Congress is in session. In this issue: WINS, LOSSES AND DRA ★★★ 2014 was a very interesting year. We started the year with some measure of relief that Congress had provided a temporary...
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June 13, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ CALL TO ACTION! Despite a veto threat from the White House, the Senate kicked off consideration of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill last week...
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June 13, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ Milley: Army Not Fully Ready for Large-Scale Combat The Army can handle its current slate of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism missions, but budget...
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June 8, 2016
White House Issues Veto Threat of Defense Policy Bill Despite a veto threat from the Obama Administration, the Senate started their debate on the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill this week. In its Statement of Administration Policy, the White House...
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May 26, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ CONGRESS HEADED FOR THE DOOR Although much progress has been made on defense-related legislation, it will come to a halt as Congress heads into the...