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NDAA debate: US programming the war machine
This week, four House Armed Services Subcommittees begin their markups of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
KFDX-TV Wichita Falls
Dozens Gather to Hear About Tricare Changes
Wichita Falls military retirees who are currently enrolled in Tricare took part in an informational meeting on Wednesday evening regarding policy changes to Tricare.
Wed May 22, 2013
Lawmakers Back Military's Laser Weapon Programs
Congressional Republicans say they support the U.S. military's laser weapons and directed-energy programs designed to protect troops by zapping apart potential threats, from incoming rockets to drones flying overhead.
The Volokh Conspiracy
The Case for Drones
Just in time for President Obama's big speech Thursday at the National Defense University on counterterrorism policy and strategy, Commentary Magazine has made available early my June cover article, "The Case for Drones." It's a long essay arguing that drones are both effective and ethical, and addressing a number of the objections to each of those ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
Times Record News
Health law: 37 times, it loses
Thursday marked the 37th time House Republicans said no to sweeping health care reform they call "Obamacare" by voting to repeal it.
Fri May 17, 2013
American Institute of Physics
House and Senate Hearings on Defense S&T Programs
Last month senior Pentagon officials overseeing defense science and technology programs appeared before House and Senate authorizers to discuss the FY 2014 request and related topics.
Fri May 10, 2013
Texas lawmakers offer views on online sales tax proposal
Online shoppers in Texas will feel it in their wallets if Congress approves a new law for collecting sales taxes.
GOP lawmaker: US can't secure chemical weapons without troops
There are no good options to secure Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles without putting troops on the ground, the No.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Volokh Conspiracy
Bill to Be Introduced to Increase Armed Services Committees' Oversight Over Special Operations
Rep. Mack Thornberry , member of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, plans to introduce a bill that would increase Congressional oversight over kill-capture operations conducted outside of Afghanistan by the US military.
Wed May 08, 2013
Texas congressmen deride officials as hearing continues on Americans' deaths in Libya
Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, said Wednesday he hopes U.S. officials will stop relying on "the best bad plan" as a result of probes into what happened in last year's Sept.
The Washington Post
Lawmaker wants military to promptly alert Congress about drone strikes
A leading House Republican said Wednesday that he wants to require the U.S. military to "promptly" inform Congress about every drone strike it conducts outside Afghanistan as well as other military operations to kill or capture suspected terrorists outside declared war zones.
Tue May 07, 2013
McKeon rumors spark jockeying
Rep. Buck McKeon says he's not planning to retire at the end of his term, but that hasn't stopped Republican colleagues from eyeing his committee chairmanship and Democrats from targeting his seat.
Mon May 06, 2013
Who will succeed McKeon on HASC? - Israel vs. Syria - McCain knocks...
Rs and Ds QUIETLY PLANNING IN CASE McKEON RETIRES: HASC Chairman Buck McKeon says he's not planning to retire at the end of his term, but that hasn't stopped Republican colleagues from eying his committee chairmanship and Democrats from targeting his seat.
Sat May 04, 2013
Times Record News
Fewer troops prompts BRAC talk
Members of Congress, including the Texas delegation, don't because taxpayers still are picking up the tab for the 2005 round of base realignment and closure.
Thu May 02, 2013
Effects of Budget Cuts in our Area
F ederal employees are feeling the effects of the mandatory spending cuts, but not as many as you may think.
National Day of Prayer Activities
Amarillo: A National Day of Prayer "gathering" will be held at the Amarillo "Community" House of Prayer located at 800 S. Bryan Amarillo, TX 79109 on May 2nd, noon-1 p.m. Point of contact: Harold Olesen 806-206-6108 Amarillo: We will meet at 12:10 pm at City Hall downtown in front of the world globe water fountain on the West side of the building.
Amarillo Student Wins National Art Contest
A local Amarillo High School student has been selected to represent the 13th Congressional District of Texas in the nationwide 2013 Congressional Art Contest.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Helium Reserve Bill Passes House
House Bill 527 passed the House of Representatives this past Friday. In 1996, the Helium Reserves accrued a debt of $1.3 billion, when Congress passed reforms to require the sale of the Federal Helium Reserve by 2015.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Furlough fright: Civilians in military wonder how they'll make ends meet
"Honestly, we have no clue if we're actually going to be furloughed," said Jacques, a civilian worker who commutes to Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo and is chief steward of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1035.