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Legislative Update Archive

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November 12, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ DEFENSE-RELATED LEGISLATION MOVES THROUGH CONGRESS Four pieces of vital legislation are shaping the Army’s future. Here is a rundown: Congress recently-...
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November 4, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ LEADERS UNVEIL REVISED DEFENSE POLICY BILL The House of Representatives has called off a vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 2016...
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October 29, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ Question: Could a two-year budget deal save the recently-vetoed FY16 defense policy bill. Answer: It could because the measure would increase non-defense...
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October 8, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ AUSA Priority Resolutions Stress Readiness, Troops and the Future In advance of next week’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, the Association of the U.S...
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September 30, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ House and Senate negotiators have worked out their differences on the defense policy bill clearing the way for passage. The National Defense Authorization...
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September 17, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ If you thought that Congress’ return to Washington meant swift resolution on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization and appropriations bills, think again...
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July 29, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ Dual-Military Housing Allowance Provision Stumps Negotiators A proposal that would cut allowances for dual-military couples appears to be one of the main...
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July 23, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ In some cases, it seems like time in Washington, DC is measured in “dog years”: If something should take one day to accomplish, instead multiply by seven...
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July 16, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ SAME OLD SAME OLD: INFORMAL - A PHRASE USED WHEN A SITUATION OR SOMEONE'S BEHAVIOR REMAINS THE SAME. It’s only July but Washington is already buzzing with...
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July 9, 2015
weekly electronic newsletter, and is published every Thursday when Congress is in session. ★★★ ARMY FORCE STRUCTURE CUTS AHEAD Over a year ago, the Army announced that they would cut 40,000 soldiers from the active force. Through testimony from the...