Defense hawks want end to sequester, but conservatives want cuts.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Thursday he was “confident” that Congress would pass the stalled Defense authorization bill this year.
But to do so, the Senate may have little chance to consider significant amendments on the bill.
Rep. Adam Smith said lawmakers will use procedural maneuver to ensure the bill is passed.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) returned fire at the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board on Thursday after it accused him of leading an “insurrection” over raising the sequester-level budget caps.
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.