America Cannot Afford an Endless War in Afghanistan Read this post on the Huffington Post. By Jim McGovern and John Isaacs President Obama never wanted an endless war in Afghanistan, but that is exactly what America is currently facing. Just last week, the Washington Post reported that “Top U.S. military commanders… are now quietly talking […]
Key Amendments To Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill in the House
By John Isaacs Note: This list of amendments has been submitted to the House Rules Committee. It will not be clear which amendments will be approved by the House leadership through the Rules Committee for House floor consideration until late Wednesday, May 13. NUCLEAR WEAPONS AMENDMENTS Polis (D-Colo.) amendment No. 248 reducing that amount authorized […]
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
State of play on the budget resolutions
The full House and Senate are moving forward with the budget resolutions in a fairly desultory fashion. The Senate was anticipating a first amendment vote on its version on Monday night, but with no amendments ready for a vote, the Senate voted instead on the nomination of a Federal Maritime Commissioner.