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  • Pentagon Leadership Testifies on Presidents 2020 Defense Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Budget Request

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and General Joseph Dunford, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chair, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 defense…

  • NATO Commander Says US Needs More Forces and Intel Capabilities to Deter Russia
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    U.S. European and Transportation Commands

    The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from the commanders of U.S. European Command and U.S. Transportation Command on their operations. Russian aggression was one of several issues raised by members of…

  • Senior Pentagon Leaders Testify on Substandard Living Conditions at Military Housing
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    Military Housing and Infrastructure

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing with the secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force as well as the military branch service chiefs about housing conditions for service…

  • US Special Ops and Cyber Command Chiefs Testify on Capitol Hill
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    U.S. Special Operations and Cyber Command Strategy

    Special Operations Commander Gen. Raymond Thomas and Cyber Commander Gen. Paul Nakasone testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the priorities of their respective combatant…

  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the nomination of Michael Desmond to be IRS chief counsel. Members also voted to limit debate on Andrew Wheeler’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency…

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  • General Votel Testifies on Military Operations in Syria and Afghanistan
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    U.S. Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

    General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about military operations in the Middle East. General Votel answered…

  • North Korean Military Capabilities Remain Unchecked Despite Reduced Tensions Commander Warns
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    U.S. Military Operations in Asia and the Pacific

    The commanders of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea testified before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on their regions' missions and operations. They discussed U.S. interests…

  • AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM Commanders Testify Before Senate Committee
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    U.S. Africa and Southern Command Operations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from the heads of U.S. Africa Command and Southern Command about military operations in those parts of the globe. The commanders explained ongoing…

  • National Security Officials Testify on Threats to the US
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    Global Threats and National Security

    CIA Director Gina Haspel, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray were among the witnesses who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on…

  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a Middle East security bill that includes new sanctions against Syria and U.S. military assistance for Israel.

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  • Quakers Guns and the British Industrial Revolution
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    Quakers, Guns and the British Industrial Revolution

    Priya Satia, Stanford University history professor, explored the complex relationship between the Quaker Community and gun makers during the British Industrial Revolution. She chronicled…

  • US Senate Blocks Competing Bills to ReOpen Government
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    Senate Session

    On day 34 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history over President Trump’s demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, the Senate blocked two plans to reopen the government. The first,…

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  • Senators Young and King Speak at emWashington Postem Forum on Next Generation Jobs
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    Job Creation and Economic Opportunities

    Lawmakers and entrepreneurs answered questions from Washington Post reporters on the “gig economy” - the independent and short-term contract labor force. They considered how technology is…

  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    On the 21st day of a government shutdown, senators spoke about the shutdown.

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  • Marine Corps Commandant and Navy Secretary Testify on Readiness
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    Navy and Marine Corps Readiness

    Navy and Marine Corps senior officials testified on the readiness of the two military branches at a Senate Armed Services joint subcommittee hearing. Witnesses included Navy Secretary…

  • Senate Armed Services Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Shipbuilding
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    Fiscal Year 2019 Navy Shipbuilding Budget Request

    The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower held a hearing on the Navy’s fiscal year 2019 budget request, which includes proposed increases in shipbuilding rates with the goal of…

  • US Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill 8712
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    In an 87-12 vote, the Senate passed a criminal justice reform bill, the First Step (Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person) Act. The bill…

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  • National Defense Strategy CoChairs Warn US Military Not Adequately Resourced
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    National Defense Strategy

    The co-chairs of the National Defense Strategy Commission, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The two witnesses discussed the findings and recommendations of their commission’s final…

  • Energy and Industry Officials Testify on Electric Power Restoration Plans
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    Electric Power Outages and Restoration

    Energy Department officials and utility industry leaders testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on various electric power restoration strategies in response to…

  • Maine Senate Debate
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    Maine Senate Debate

    Maine Senate candidates, incumbent Senator Angus King (I) and challengers, Eric Brakey (R) and Zak Ringelstein (D), took part in a debate.

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