TREA Washington update for Monday, May 16th 2016
Last week was busy in Washington and it is expected to stay that way. Congressional leadership is making a push to try to get the appropriation bills passed in “regular order.” This has not happened in years and is even less likely in an election year when Congressional members are dying to go home and campaign. But it really seems like there is an attempt to get a lot done before Memorial Day.
The House National Defense Authorization Act goes to the House Rules Committee today, which means we expect that the bill will start to be dealt with on the House floor on Tuesday. The full House Appropriations Committee will mark up the defense spending measure this week as well. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday the Senate could take up the NDAA the week before the Memorial Day recess. And Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the Senate's defense spending bill will come with the authorization measure.
We will be working like mad to keep all TREA members informed about the provisions that are important to you.
Senate Releases its Version of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act
Centennial World War I Commemoration Effort Gears Up
Tobacco prices going to rise in Commissaries and Exchanges
SVAC Passes Huge Veterans First Act, HVAC Attacks It As Betrayal to Party
VA Re-Analyzing Suicide Statistics; New Ones Due Out In Summer
To submit a proposal for a By-Law or Standing Rule Change
Gold Medal Moment - U.S. wheelchair basketball team members celebrate their gold medal win during the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla., May 12, 2016. DoD photo by Edward Joseph Hersom II
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