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Both houses of Congress deal blows to DoD's cost-cutting proposals

The House passed its version of the annual defense authorization bill Thursday, while the Senate's is still a work in progress. Both versions mostly shun DoD's proposals to cut costs during sequestration.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , Carl Levin , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith , sequestration , DoD , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:32am EDT
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Pentagon's cost savings proposals lost to compromise of authorization bill

Congress is poised, for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, to miss its deadline to pass the one policy bill that's been considered "must-pass" legislation under administrations of both parties. But the measure's only chance of success also torpedoes Pentagon proposals for cutting DoD's internal cost growth. Military personnel would receive a 1 percent pay raise next year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , TRICARE , BRAC , executive compensation , National Defense Authorization Act , Ray Mabus , Carl Levin , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:02am EST
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Senate committee wants to know DoD's 2014 sequestration plan

The top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee have called on the Defense Department to detail how it will cut billions more from its budget if sequestration continues into next year. In a letter dated May 2, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the committee, asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide a "package of reductions" to the department's proposed 2014 budget.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , Senate , DoD budget , Carl Levin , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 04:35pm EDT

Congress passes bill boosting pilots' rights

Pilots' rights when dealing with Federal Aviation Administration disciplinary proceedings would receive a boost under a bill passed by Congress on Monday.

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Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:19pm EDT

Senators quiz defense companies on sequestration

Letter, sent to 15 large vendors, asks for estimated impacts of sequestration on defense contractors.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , sequestration , defense industrial base , John McCain , Kelly Ayotte , Joe Lieberman , Saxby Chambliss , John Cornyn , Lindsey Graham , Lockheed Marting , Aerospace Industries Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:55am EDT

Congress pushes back against another round of BRAC

DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Tags: DoD , budget , BRAC , Roscoe Bartlett , Leon Panetta , Michael McCord , Mac Thornberry , Martin Dempsey , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , GAO , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am EST
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