On September 29th, 2015, the House and Senate concluded their conference of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The agreement was held up over a variety of issues, including provisions regarding Guantanamo Bay, military retirement benefits modernization, protection of the Greater Sage Grouse, and the Overseas Contingency Operations budget (OCO). As part of its FY16 […]
Letter on key nuclear-weapons related amendments to House defense bill
by John Isaacs Dear House Member: On Thursday, May 14 and Friday May 15, the House is expected to consider a number of amendments related to nuclear weapons issues as it considers the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill. The Pentagon and Department of Energy have launched an ambitious program to modernize all three […]
The Week That Was In the House: Busy, But Not Productive
A breakdown of recent defense spending activities in the House of Representatives from Senior Fellow John Isaacs
“Washington Monument” Gambit Fails on Non-Proliferation Funding
A familiar Washington technique to secure adequate funding is sometimes called the Washington Monument syndrome.