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The top Democrats on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s pledge to send active-duty service members to quell nationwide protests against police brutality,

A) The Senate hasn’t held a major hearing since March 12. On that day, the Senate Armed Services, Judiciary, Appropriations, Budget, Small Business & Veterans’ Affairs Committees all held hearings. And then, everything shut down due to coronavirus. That changes Tuesday.

Senator @TomCottonAR  sits on both the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees and joined us tonight for reaction on the situation in #Iran  from the Republican point of view-- #SpecialReport 

Senator @timkaine  sits on the Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations Committees and joined us this evening for his take on the situation in Iran on the Democratic side-- #SpecialReport  #FoxNews 

SPJ, @spjfoi  and 34 other organizations sent a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. We staunchly oppose the Pentagon's request to further shroud its budget in secrecy. Taxpayers deserve to know how every cent is being spent.

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The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the committee’s top Republican warned that overturning congressional funding decisions to shift money for the #BorderWall  is an enormous problem that will have consequences.

House Armed Services Committee’s Future of Defense Task Force members @RepJimBanks , @RepPaulMitchell , and @sethmoulton  visited Raytheon BBN in Cambridge, MA, to learn how our innovative tech and leading-edge research are meeting the need for national security innovation.

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@DeptofDefense  DoD: "The department will implement the law, which require DOD to issue regulations providing details on implementation and an interim report within 180 days from the date of enactment to the Armed Services Committees. " So, a report will go to Congress by June. /2

The House and Senate Armed Services committees finished the compromise conference report for the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a requirement to end gender-segregated training at the two Marine Corps recruit depots.

Last night, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees released the conference report for NDAA 2020. The final legislation includes my provision that would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a university consortia to advise and assist DOD on cybersecurity.

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Too many military families are living in hazardous or unhealthy conditions in privatized military housing. Our bill to fix this was included in the defense funding bill and we’re urging the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to keep these protections in the final bill.

Imagine if our commander in chief brought a decade of experience on the Armed Services Committees instead of two years on Twitter. #DemDebate 

New - top congressional leaders (Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer and McCarthy) and chairs/ranking members of Intel/Armed Services committees are going to the White House for a 3 p.m. meeting on Iran, per three officials familiar with the invitation. Trump expected to be there

Top Dems from four Senate Committees send DNI Coats letter asking for review of WH Security Clearance policies. Senators signed onto letter: Intel: Judiciary: Foreign Relations: Armed Services:

One effect of Trump pushing Mattis now: It cuts down opportunities for the secretary to speak in an official capacity. Mattis was due to testify before both armed services committees in January, and planned to make one last visit to meet with NATO.

11:03 A.M.: "The House received a communication from the Honorable Duncan Hunter. Mr. Hunter submitted his resignations from the Committees on Armed Services, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure. The resignations were accepted without objection.”

Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, responds to Trump announcement of joint Syria air strikes: "We need to put clear limits in place before he starts another war"

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President Trump's rash actions are making an accidental war with North Korea more likely. As a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees—and more importantly the father of a Marine—I have some thoughts on how we can avoid that disaster.

WaPo contacted 26 Senators on the Armed Services committees. 19 responded. Only 1 -- Sessions -- met with Russian ambassador.

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