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Flatter defense budgets means Congress will look for savings and legacy cuts

The Defense budget is out from under the weight of the Budget Control Act, but that doesn’t mean that the military will see a boon in spending this coming…

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Defense cuts, cybersecurity and IoT: Five Senate NDAA amendments to know

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These four amendments snuck into the Senate defense authorization bill

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress questions progress on veterans choice, suicide prevention amid ‘constant churn’ of VA leadership

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Shutdown odds, VA funding, politicals vs. career feds

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Sen. Bernie Sanders takes aim at ‘excessive defense contractor compensation’

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to know what Defense Secretary James Mattis is doing to address…

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Focus on VA hiring, not Veterans Choice, AFGE says

As Congress will soon resume debates over the future of the Veterans Choice Program, the American Federation of Government Employees is urging lawmakers…

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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)Jon Tester

Congress debates how much choice is too much, as it nears key decisions on veterans health care

Senators have two very different proposals to redesign the Veterans Choice Program. Both pieces of legislation represent very different ideologies and sides of a debate that Congress, the Veterans Affairs Department, veterans service organizations and federal employee groups have been having for the past three years.

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