April 22, 2019

Boehner to Senate: Pass Defense Budget Bills

The House completed work months ago, but Party quarreling in the Senate continues to hold up passage of the Pentagon spending bill. Senate leaders intend to reconsider the bill next week after returning from a two week hiatus.

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

Pentagon Capitol

The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.

Two Days In: Stocks Falling, No Progress Apparent

F-35C JSF formation

On the second day of the government shutdown the news is of little else, but still the Navy stood up its first F-35C squadron.

Senate Wants to Reduce Sequestration by Half

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The Senate’s budget plan would take much of the sting out of automatic defense cuts.

Navy to Relocate Triton Program to Pt. Mugu

MQ-4C Triton

About 700 jobs will be moving to California to support the Navy’s surveillance drone.

‘Hail Mary’ Sequestration Bill Hits the House

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Rep. Randy Forbes offers a “Hail Mary play” to end sequestration.

Furloughs Won’t Hit Immediately in March

US Capitol

Federal civilian furloughs might take until April to roll out.

FAA Begins Drone Test Site Selection This Month

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FAA announces intention at AUVSI event in Virginia.

Hawkeye, Poseidon and JSF Face Cuts

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Navy says it will cut aircraft carriers too.

Feds Prepare for the Worst as Congress Dithers

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With a month until sequestration cuts hit, federal workers are readying for the worst case scenario.