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As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, a recent visit to Afghanistan and Bahrain confirmed my deep appreciation for service members and citizens who willingly put themselves in harm's way for the sake of our nation. Over the course of an...
Paula Coughlin was grocery shopping in Jacksonville, Fla., when I caught up with her on the phone this week. If anyone has an interesting perspective on the U.S. military’s absurd inability to deal with sexual assault, it’s Coughlin. She is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans, who are demanding more information....
— Making her first trip to a war zone since she was gravely injured in 2004, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth visited Afghanistan last weekend with five other congresswomen. Duckworth, who lost her legs when her Black Hawk helicopter was struck by a...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Making her first trip to a war zone since she was gravely injured in 2004, Rep. Tammy Duckworth visited Afghanistan last weekend with five other congresswomen. Duckworth, who lost her legs when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down...
The Honolulu Star-AdvertiserThere was good news and bad news in the Pentagon's announcement Tuesday that it will furlough up to 680,000 civilian defense workers for 11 days this summer. The number of furlough days has dropped from 22 to 14 and now 11. The Pentagon also is...
Austin American-StatesmanAccording to the Pentagon's latest estimate, based on a confidential survey, 26,000 active-duty service members were sexually assaulted last year -- 6.1 percent of women in the military and 1.2 percent of men. The 26,000 sexual assaults represent a 37...
SOUTH BEND -- U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Jimtown, and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., this week introduced bipartisan legislation providing protections for survivors of military sexual violence, according to a news releases. According to the Department of...
Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, submitted testimony to the House Committee on Armed Services regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014. Rep. Vargas addressed numerous issues, all of which he said are top priorities for his...
Tri-City HeraldCongressional committees have begun considering a Department of Energy request that could prevent furloughs at the Hanford vitrification plant and help meet a key legal deadline for emptying underground waste tanks. DOE's reprogramming request would...
YORK— Congressman Rob Wittman, VA-1, announced that he will host a Military Service Academy Day this Saturday, May 11, at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, along with Rep. Bobby Scott, VA-3. The briefing will be held at the MWR Conference Center...
Loretta Sanchez’s visit to Imperial County over the last two days brought a high-ranking, high-profile congresswoman face to face with a number of local concerns, from border and checkpoint wait times, to the issues plaguing the Salton Sea,...
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