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Legislative Update Archive

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May 19, 2016
Military Health Care Reform Details Released by Senate Now that the Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2017, we have a clearer picture of what direction they are taking with respect...
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May 12, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ DEFENSE SPENDING BILL DETAILS RELEASED Details of the draft House defense spending bill for fiscal 2017 were released this week by the Defense...
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May 5, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ WAR OF WORDS ERUPTS OVER OCO SPENDING Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has taken a negative position on the House Armed Services Committee’s plan to shift...
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April 28, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ HOUSE DEFENSE PANEL APPROVES POLICY BILL At 2:34 this morning, by a vote of 60-2, the House Committee on Armed Services approved their version of the...
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April 21, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ AUSA ON THE HILL With Congress about to start writing the 2017 defense budget, the president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army met April 14 with...
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April 14, 2016
★★★ POSTURE HEARING SEASON WINDS DOWN. MARKUP BEGINS. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas and Ranking Member Adam Smith, D-Wash., officially started the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act process by...
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March 24, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ New Legislation Would Return Tax Money to Combat-Injured Veterans What was said: “The intent of Congress, federal law and Department of Defense policy are...
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March 17, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ Military Health Care Topic at Hill Hearing What was said : “Military professionals earn unique long-term benefits we call deferred compensation for risk...
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March 10, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ Larger Pay Raise for Troops? What was said: “The department’s proposal that would continue to suppress military pay raises misses the mark,” according to...
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March 2, 2016
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ MILLEY: READINESS WINS, DETERS WARS Readiness is the word of the week. First, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said that readiness is the Army’s...