Defense Drumbeats

Oct 22, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

Ahead of the President’s scheduled Veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, please be aware of the following resources:
HASC Conference Summary

Oct 20, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
Daily Press 

Oct 20, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairmen of their respective Armed Services Committees, discussed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act at the Brookings Institution.  To watch the event in its entirety click here.

Oct 19, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

On October 20, Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Senator John McCain (R-Az.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will join Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon for a discussion on the National Defense Authorization Act and the possible presidential veto.

Oct 19, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

WSJ: Editorial: Obama Takes the Military Hostage
He’ll veto a bipartisan defense bill to coerce more domestic spending.
Wall Street Journal


Oct 8, 2015 Defense Drumbeat


Washington (AP) -- Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.

The Senate voted to approve the measure 70 to 27.

Oct 7, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

Washington Post 
By Jennifer Rubin 

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

Oct 7, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

"$612 billion, that's what the President asked for and that's what this bill provides.  There is no difference between the two." - Chairman Thornberry