| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Two Republican congressmen from Hampton Roads in key defense positions found plenty not to like about the Pentagon's 2015 budget introduced Tuesday.
Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, and Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, chair panels on the House Armed...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:19 PM
In a surprising turnaround, a state commission charged with protecting Virginia's military assets wants to invite another federal base-closing round, something congressional leaders have opposed for several years running.
The Commission on Military...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:51 AM
UPDATE: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with soldiers at Fort Eustis Tuesday, facing questions on how the U.S. will retain a quality fighting force as it pushes for deep defense cuts.
One day after vowing to shrink the Army to its lowest level in...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:01 PM
President Obama's upcoming defense budget raises the possibility of losing an aircraft carrier in the coming years while requiring Hampton Roads to face another military base-closing commission.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the spending...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Congress managed to vote on the debt ceiling without going to the brink of threatening a government shutdown, and reactions to it from our delegation were (as expected) mixed.
As almost expected, since the vote was pretty much on party lines.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Pentagon has dropped a plan to retire one of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
Reporter Julian Barnes says the White House intervened to settle the dispute between the Defense...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Virginia's congressional leaders are keeping their ear to the ground when it comes to aircraft carriers, concerned that Washington budget-cutters might want to scale back the size of the fleet.
Such a move would not only be wrong from a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Two key members of the Hampton Roads congressional delegation say they'll miss Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif.
McKeon, 75, who announced Thursday he would not seek reelection, chairs the House Armed Services Committee and has been an opponent of military...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Something's better than nothing, two Peninsula members of Congress say. Neither Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, nor Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Northumberland, are in love with the bidget compromise reached this week, but both support it.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:03 PM
While most of Hampton Roads' representatives and senators forecast their positions ahead of a vote to raise the debt ceiling, Reps. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland County, and J. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, kept their cards close to their chests.
And as the...