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DoD’s $26B Budget Hail Mary ‘Not Going To Happen:’ Rep. McKeon

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

CAPITOL HILL: Despair, distrust, and sequestration dominated yesterday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon’s 2015 budget request. Almost everyone on HASC hates the automatic budget cuts, and the president has proposed a way to bypass them, but comments from committee leaders and backbenchers alike showed how political gridlock makes any solution look far… Keep reading →

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DoD’s $31 Billion Pay, Benefits 2015 Bet; Hill Asks, What About 11 Carriers?

Posted by Colin Clark on

CAPITOL HILL: Sen. Carl Levin made very clear to his colleagues just what is at stake in the inevitable  shout-fest over benefits and compensation. It is the $31 billion saved in the proposed budget in reductions to the rate of pay growth, boosted Tricare payments, and consolidations in the healthcare program, the 5 percent reduction… Keep reading →

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