House Legislation Seeks More Information on Havana Syndrome

The bill requires the Pentagon to provide detailed health reports to Congress. Members of the House are questioning the conclusion by the U.S. intelligence community that the Havana…

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Military Fitness Standards Addressed in Defense Bill

Close combat soldiers must meet higher minimum standards. The new National Defense Authorization Act will require soldiers in close combat forces to meet higher minimum fitness standards for…

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Armed Services Committee Prepares Defense Policy Bill

Chairman expresses optimism that it will receive bipartisan support. The House Armed Services Committee is set to release the text of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).…

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House Considers Highest Defense Budget Ever

Funding proposed to strengthen America’s military and take care of service members.  The House Armed Services Committee has sent to the floor for a vote the highest-ever Defense…

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Junior Enlisted Service Members May Receive Pay Raise

Congress takes steps to address financial challenges caused by inflation. House legislators recently proposed significant pay increases for junior enlisted service members, along with monthly bonuses to counter…

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Congress Continues to Investigate Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Two House oversight committees want to know more.  The Chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, Mike Rogers of Alabama, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul…

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U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Testifies Before Congress

He says the U.S. should be prepared for the Chinese invasion of Taiwan.  The House Armed Services Committee heard from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Admiral John Aquilino this…

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Legislators Urge Pentagon to Pay Troops Who Refused Vax

Defense secretary has said service records would be updated. The National Defense Authorization Act for 2023 signed by President Biden includes a provision that repealed the nation’s military…

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Representative Smith Warns Against Freezing Saudi Arms Deal

Chairman of House Armed Services Committee outlines details. This week, Representative Adam Smith of Washington, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke about the increasingly strained…

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Bill Would Allow “Dreamers” to Join Military

Legislation would provide pathway to citizenship. Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona introduced legislation that would allow participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, called “Dreamers,”…

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