In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress introduced a bill to allow military servicemembers to sue the DoD for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
Each military service plans a substantial boost in facility sustainment funding in 2020, but far from enough to erase a years-long backlog of deferred projects.
House appropriators are not excited about the administration’s plan to redirect military construction funds they’ve already allocated.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is asking the Defense Department which military projects will lose funding due to Donald Trump diverting $3.5 billion from military construction accounts to build a wall on the southern border.
Audit finds more than 250 ways in which DoD’s Qatar base violates the department’s own safety standards, similar to recent findings at other overseas installations.
Spending for military bases takes a backseat in the Defense Department’s 2015 budget.
Funding reductions in 2013 appropriations act are sufficient to protect military construction accounts from further sequestration cuts, but funds used for upkeep on existing buildings are severely impacted.
More than a dozen construction companies won spots on a multiple-award Army construction contract, worth $499 million. The also awarded an $11 million contract to restore and modernize a building in Washington, D.C.