(Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., listens during a confirmation hearing for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national intelligence director Avril Haines before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Two powerful chairmen criticize White House for ‘dragging its feet’ on defense spending

In today’s Federal Newscast, two committee chairmen criticize the White House. A Navy plan to cut doctors is getting reexamined. The NSF wants to hand…

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One year later, commission’s proposals for improving military, public service may get a serious look

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

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Mark Esper, Mark Milley

Esper signs tenant bill of rights for families, but some provisions missing

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, housing stands dilapidated and vacant at the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, in Warminster, Pa. In Warminster and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Air Force withholding millions from military housing company after allegations of fraud

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Senate committee authorizes $750 billion defense budget, establishes space force

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Martha McSally R-Arizona

Air Force orders immediate checks of 74K houses after reports of contaminants, rats

After a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military housing, the Air Force is inspecting all of its on-base, privatized housing.

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Lawmakers find systemic issues as military families suffer in on-base housing

Some privatized military housing is rat infested and full of mold. DoD and management companies had few answers as to how it got so bad.

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James Inhofe

Trump faces royal flush of opposition from defense committee leaders to using military construction funds for wall

All four leaders of the Armed Services Committees oppose using military construction funds for a border wall.

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