News for the Enlisted Monday December 8, 2014
Well sometime this week the Senate should adjourn for the holidays and the 113th session of Congress will be over, unless something blows up and everyone has to return after Christmas. That is extremely, EXTREMELY unlikely but we have been surprised before. What we are not looking at is a federal government shutdown before the end of the fiscal year. On Friday the Senate passed the NDAA and on Saturday after a good deal of drama they passed the CROmnibus that will finance most of the federal government through September 30th 2015. The exception is the Department of Homeland Security which will only be funded through February- which may be real trouble for the Coast Guard but more on that down below.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Passes Congress/ Now to the President for his signature
Coburn Holding Up Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill
New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee
on Minority Veterans
Bill Would Take Construction Management
Away From VA
Army and Air Force Exchanges Giving a Gas Discount Before Christmas
New HASC Chairman Announces New Subcommittee Chairs for the 114th Congress
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DELIVERING SUPPLIES- A U.S. soldier looks over the Liberian jungle from the ramp of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after transporting Ebola treatment supplies to Ganta, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance, Dec. 9, 2014. The soldier is assigned to 1st Armored Division, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade.
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