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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake

    Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake
    The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will begin its service to the nation at Naval Station Norfolk, providing an economic boost to the region, several congressmen announced Thursday. The first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, built at Newport News...
  • US general: Extremist recruits going to Syria from Caribbean

    About 100 would-be militants have left small Caribbean countries to go fight with Islamic extremists in Syria, the top U.S. general in South America said Thursday. Marine Gen. John Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Committee that if the recruits...
  • Conservatives using Freedom Caucus to recalibrate the right

    WASHINGTON The first meeting of the House Freedom Caucus, founded by nine conservatives in search of a more hard-line alternative to the Republican Study Committee, was supposed to be concerned with organization: drafting the bylaws, choosing a leadership...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • The GOP's conundrum

    The GOP's conundrum
    Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Huntington Ingalls exec pushes 'the long game'

    Huntington Ingalls exec pushes 'the long game'
    As someone who depends on Washington to make decisions, Mike Petters knows something about uncertainty and short-term pressure. But the CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries told a high-profile group in Detroit this week that companies can't be...
  • 2015: A look at the year ahead

    2015: A look at the year ahead
    With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead. An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect. Shipbuilding Executives...
  • Could sequestration hit Hampton Roads again in 2016?

    Could sequestration hit Hampton Roads again in 2016?
    In 2013, defense budget cuts sent shivers through the Hampton Roads economy, and on Wednesday a Senate panel discussed the possibility of returning to those bad old days. If that happens, the military could see some of its most highly trained...
  • Deficit outlook: Good and bad

    The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office has something for everyone to have mixed feelings about. In the short term, the outlook for the budget deficit continues to look good, but by 2018, it will start growing again, fueled in large measure...