A Republican has filed in Rep. Buck McKeon's district, fueling talk the lawmaker may retire.
House and Senate Armed Services Committees scramble to salvage Defense authorization bill.
While South Korea did not explicitly name the F-35 as the country's pick, the stealth capabilities being sought for Seoul's next-generation fighter fleet can only be found aboard the Joint Strike Fighter, according to defense officials.
Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from ending debate on the annual funding bill.
House Armed Services Committee leaders on Thursday urged the Senate to quickly pass the Defense authorization bill as they said the bill could still get signed into law this year.
In a joint statement, House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said that “time is running short” to finish the Pentagon policy bill, which has been passed by Congress for 51 straight years.
Changes to the Senate's filibuster rules have put the long-awaited vote in jeopardy.
The Defense authorization bill has been swept up in the firestorm over the so-called "nuclear option," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he wants to move the Defense authorization bill through the Senate without any more...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed a motion to end debate on the defense authorization bill Wednesday evening.
That move sets up a procedural vote after 30 hours of debate — though the vote could come sooner if there is agreement.
The Senate is debating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $625 billion in defense spending for the Pentagon.
Senate Democrats filed an amendment to the national defense bill Wednesday that would require more transparency on national surveillance programs.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said the amendment would require the administration to respond to unanswered questions from lawmakers about the domestic surveillance program that collected phone data on U.S. citizens. He said the amendment would also make public decisions by the “secret FISA court” that approves data collection under the National Surveillance Act (NSA) programs.