Congress

Senate Votes To Add Finland, Sweden to NATO

Twenty-three NATO members have now ratified the accessions. Seven still need to act.

Dems Using Burn-Pit Vote To Target GOP Opponents in Midterms

“They’re for wars…but they’re not for veterans,” a Marine Corps vet running for the Senate said.

House Republicans Skip Abortion Hearing With Military Doctors, Troops

Witnesses shared personal stories and pleaded for Congress to protect abortion access, saying it will only get worse after Dobbs.

Schumer ‘Committed’ To Vote On Finland, Sweden Joining NATO Before Recess, Aide Says

The resolution is expected to pass easily, but the timeline could be slowed by objections from a few senators.

The Army Is ‘Running a Tab’ of Equipment Sent to Ukraine

The service chief said he will ask Congress to replace “every round we send, every weapon system.”

Trump Wants Concentration Camps and Presidential Control of Domestic Troops

The disgraced former president said the next chief executive should take control of the National Guard from state governors and deploy troops to quell cities.

Biden Is Arming Ukraine To ‘Play For a Tie,’ Some America-First GOPers Say

The view reveals disagreement even among Trump-following Republicans about how to respond to Russia’s invasion.

Pass the CHIPS Act

Two former senior defense and intelligence leaders lay out the case for Congressional action to help the U.S. semiconductor industry.

The Pentagon Gets the Better Part of a Trillion Dollars a Year. Why Isn’t That Enough?

The budgeting process has calcified, with huge sums going to the priorities of yesteryear.

Cyber Looms Large in House NDAA

From establishing the National Digital Reserve Corps to setting term limits at CISA, here’s what you need to know about the tech and cyber amendments currently featured in the House version of the FY2023 NDAA.

US Army Outlines Plan to Overcome ‘Most Challenging’ Recruiting Era Since 1973

The service has already shrunk below the reduced end-strength goal it set with its 2023 budget request.

A Look At Tech Amendments In The 2023 House NDAA

The bill, which boasted several hundred amendments, has provisions that touch on cyber education, spectrum, and satellites.

Biden Defends Saudi Trip To ‘Reassert’ US Influence Amid Human Rights Criticism

“I’m meeting with nine other heads of state. It just happens to be in Saudi Arabia,” the president said.

Tampons and Tulips? Lawmakers Pitch 650 Amendments to Annual Defense Bill

Other proposed changes to the House defense authorization act would delay new ICBMs and hasten warship retirements.