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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

Speaker Ryan: ‘A New Era for Our Nation’s Military’

March 20, 2018

Today, Speaker Ryan discussed the funding bill Congress is preparing to strengthen our military and update it for the 21st century. Read More

Speaker Ryan on President Trump’s Opioid Announcement and Congressional Action

March 19, 2018

This announcement comes as Congress readies a critical funding bill that will direct more resources to fight this epidemic. Read More