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Oversight and funding of the Department of Defense, the United States Armed Forces, and portions of the Department of Energy. Chairman:
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House Armed Services Sep 10
Tune in at 2:00 PM to hear , Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence & Emerging Threats & Capabilities, and our colleagues on National Security Subcommittee, discuss the nation's internet architecture.
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House Armed Services Sep 4
Replying to @EsperDoD @RepAdamSmith
Chairman responds, "Rather than address critical defense needs like readiness, modernization, and disaster recovery, the Trump Administration is stealing funds from the military to fulfill a partisan campaign promise." Full statement here:
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House Armed Services Sep 4
Yesterday, announced the Department's intent to take $3.6 billion in funding away from military construction projects. Instead, this money will now be wasted on an ineffective border wall.
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Thank you to each and every member of our Caucus, including , , , , , and . To quote , "diversity is our strength, and unity is our power."
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HouseDemocrats
Passage of the is evidence of the unity of the . While Republicans abdicated their responsibility to provide for the common defense, our diverse Caucus rose to the occasion.
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House Armed Services Jul 12
BREAKING: Thanks to the leadership of and the entire Caucus, the House just passed H.R. 2500, the by a vote of 220-197, without a single Republican vote. Read the Chairman's statement on passage of the bill here:
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
Why are House Republicans attacking Donald Trump over an issue as sacred as ensuring our service members receive the compensation they deserve? Of course, we know why House Republican are offering this MTR: they are playing politics with our national defense. 7/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
In addition, by offering this MTR, House Republicans appear to be accusing President Trump of insufficiently supporting the troops—H.R. 2500 includes a 3.1% pay raise for military personnel, identical to the Administration’s request. 6/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
Then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford stated that the $733 billion was “completely informed by the analysis we did” and that the detailed analysis looked at “what should our force look like…to make sure that we had a competitive advantage.” 5/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
House Republicans previously supported the $733 billion number. In December 2018, 70 House Republicans, including 23 Members of the Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to President Trump supporting the $733 billion spending level. 4/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
This is the amount the Pentagon requested based on military need in 2018 before Republicans started playing politics with national defense and baselessly claiming billions of more dollars were needed. 3/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
The amount of authorized spending in H.R. 2500—$733 billion—is consistent with the resolution adopted by the House on April 9 with 219 votes setting the Fiscal Year 2020 spending level. 2/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
FACT CHECK: The Republican's Motion to Recommit H.R. 2500, the , is another cheap trick in their weeks-long effort to make the bill seem partisan.
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @GOPLeader
So, thank you for your concern, , but we would encourage you to read the more closely before making such sweeping, false accusations. 9/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
More than 400 of those individuals are safely incarcerated in federal prisons. None have escaped imprisonment. 8/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
This ban would prevent the prosecution of terrorists. Federal courts are effective in trying counter-terrorism cases, including cases based upon charges of conspiracy and material support, and have secured convictions in more than 400 of those cases since 9/11/2001. 7/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
2) lifts the transfer restrictions to provide the executive branch the flexibility to manage health care and other problems at GTMO. Reimposing this ban would remove that flexibility. 6/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
Here's what the DOES do regarding GTMO: 1) prevents new detainees, including U.S. citizens, from being placed in the detention center at GTMO. 5/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @GOPLeader
To be quite clear, so that the is no longer confused: Nothing in the would close GTMO, or cause detainees to be immediately transferred to the United States. 4/
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House Armed Services Jul 12
Replying to @HASCDemocrats
GTMO is a waste of taxpayer money. The detention facility is being operated at a cost of roughly $180 million per year. It currently holds 40 detainees, costing roughly $4.5 million each year per detainee, some 55 times the cost of holding an individual in a federal prison. 3/
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