Sequestration and philosophical differences among politicians have lead to a big unresolved question over military capacity.
About 1,300 members of the U.S. Air Force, including members of the Air Force Band, Honor Guard, Reserve, National Guard and Academy, will participate in the 58th Inauguration Day. Some 1,000 members provide ceremonial support on site, while another 300 work off site on behind-the-scenes logistics and planning. Joint Base Andrews gave the media a preview of the role that the Air Force District of Washington will play Jan. 20.
The Government Accountability Office found three common themes for how the EPA, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Employment and Training Administration dealt with decreases in new money over a five-year period.
A prominent Republican on the House Armed Services Committee is the newest lawmaker to ask the White House for a budget request to pay for additional troops in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department will ask Congress for another wartime find when lawmakers come back from their fall recess.
Sen. Mike Enzi is leading the charge for budget reform as Congress heads into the waning days of fiscal 2016 still looking for agreement on a spending bill.
As Labor Day approaches, children head back to school and Congress will return soon, too. Already, battles are shaping up over spending caps, sequestration and what to do now versus in a lame duck session. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a preview of a fall classic
To get ahead in Washington you have to speak at least two languages, your own and what Senior Correspondent Mike Causey calls GovTalk.
The White House’s biannual report to Congress says the House version of the 2017 spending bills would be $792 million above the limit for the defense and non-defense categories.
Familiar debates over the caps set in the Budget Control Act will crop again during the next administration, defense budget analyst Todd Harrison said at a press briefing marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 law. The Defense Department has avoided many of the dire consequences it predicted would happen during 10 years of “devastating cuts.” But it’s used a series of workarounds to dodge many of the impacts.
The Defense Department is considering another emergency fund to pay for wartime expenses, leaving some to ask have supplemental funds gone too far?
A top Department of Homeland Security official thinks 2017 is the big year for cybersecurity investment.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said she is spending at least part of her last year in Congress advocating for more money for science and medical research, and for an overall pay raise for federal employees.
The Air Force had previously predicted it would be fully ready for high-end conflict by 2025. That date keeps slipping because its pilots and planes are busy in the Middle East.
Pundits say every action that comes out of Capitol Hill this year — bills, nominations or hearings — has ties to the 2016 elections.