"I cannot support such maneuvers," Ash Carter said Wednesday.
Democrats have vowed to block the bill on the Senate floor.
Bob Hale served as Obama's Pentagon comptroller until last year.
The bill, which circumvents spending caps using a war funding account, could face a veto.
McCain hammered the Pentagon for wasteful spending in a Thursday speech.
The A-10 is considered the "Chuck Norris of airplanes."
The Pentagon is expected to propose another round of base closures in its 2016 budget.
The House on Thursday easily passed the $585 billion defense authorization bill.
The latest disruption could hardly come at a worse time for the F-35.
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) is preparing to unveil his last defense bill as chairman of the House...
The military's seconds-in-command from each branch said America risks a critical shortfall in...
A proposed plan would cut 19,000 soldiers and the Apache fleet from the Guard.
Republicans are vowing to make an effort to override Obama on a defense policy bill.
Republicans and Democrats are headed towards another spending showdown.
The Senate will begin debate of the bill Wednesday.
"Air Force is again pursuing its premature, misguided, and dangerous divestment," they said.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will rebut the GOP in a speech Thursday.
The Pentagon has proposed to cut $300 million from commissaries.
The legislation passed 89-11, and now heads to President Obama's desk.
Obama wants $5 billion to boost foreign deployment of special operations forces.
A bill would up the percent of aid that must be on U.S.-flagged vessels.
The Marines do not have enough amphibious ships in the Asia-Pacific for more than one contingency,...
Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte used Tuesday's Armed Services Committee hearing to probe the...
A House committee on Thursday moved the first of 12 annual spending bills for 2015.