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Eight Reasons This Funding Bill Is Critical

March 21, 2018

Congress will consider a critical funding bill that, first and foremost, fulfills our pledge to rebuild the nation’s military. Here are seven more reasons this funding bill is so critical. Read More

A Successful End to a Long Fight to Deliver for Our Troops

March 21, 2018

This week, the House will consider a government funding bill that concludes a months-long effort to provide certainty and full funding to our military. Here’s a look back at the long fight that is about to come to as successful end. Read More

Watch Guide: Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Office of Strategic Services

March 21, 2018

This afternoon, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their historic contributions during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest and most distinguished civilian honor the United States Congress can bestow. Read More

The Devastating Cost of a Readiness Crisis

March 20, 2018

Soon, the House will consider a bill to fully fund Defense Secretary Mattis’ budget request for this year. The secretary and other defense leaders have called on Congress to pass this funding bill in order to preserve the American military’s primacy in the world. It’s also needed to repair the damage of years of neglect and under-funding that has resulted in a military readiness crisis that comes with a real human cost. These numbers tell the story:   Read More