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The Call to Action
Last week, EANGUS members received EANGUS Legislative Call to Action 2014-03 regarding the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A big thank you to the 393 EANGUS members who participated. With your help, EANGUS had over 1,200 connections with Members of Congress via email, phone calls, Facebook posts, and Tweets.
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Dr. Carter Nominated for SECDEF
Last week, Dr. Ashton "Ash" Carter was officially nominated for Secretary of Defense. If confirmed, which is expected, he will become the fourth SECDEF in six years. Dr. Carter served as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) from 2009 to 2011 and Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2011 to December of last year.
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Push for formation of a combined New York and New Jersey Cyber Protection Team
The Hudson Valley Press
U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., announced their support for the New York and New Jersey Army National Guards’ formation of a combined Cyber Protection Team. In a letter to the Army National Guard’s Acting Director, Major General Lyons, the senators urged for swift approval of a proposal allowing the New York and New Jersey Army National Guards to form a joint team focused on addressing the growing cybersecurity threats in New York and New Jersey. This new team would leverage their existing relationships with the Department of Homeland Security and their extensive training, to focus on combating increasing cyber security threats to the region’s critical infrastructure and networks.
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Rep. Adam Smith warns that Congress is punting, dangerously, on
defense cuts

Roll Call
Amid the buzzsaw of news stories about specific parts of the newly completed fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill, this big picture take might have been overlooked: The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is sounding the alarm that Congress is playing a risky game with weapons systems, other cost savings and the budget under current law.
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House passes NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops
Federal News Radio
The House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act Dec. 4, on vote of 219 yeas, 197 nays, and 3 present. The bill now goes on to Senate, where it is expected to be approved. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees reached a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 NDAA that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.
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Pentagon leaders, governors discuss 2016 budget issues
Department of Defense
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work held discussions today with members of the Council of Governors regarding the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and other fiscal initiatives, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. "This morning, the deputy secretary, Bob Work, held a conference call with seven governors from the Council of Governors," he said. "We also had about 10 or so representatives from the Department of Defense," Kirby said, "… to discuss Fiscal Year ‘16 budget preparations and the Army Aviation Restructuring Initiative."
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Deal reached on $1.01 trillion spending bill
The Washington Post
Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill late Dec. 9 that will keep most of the federal government funded through September. The legislation is expected to pass soon, and will allow the incoming Republican-controlled Congress to clear the decks of lingering spending issues while setting the stage for a prolonged fight with President Obama over immigration policy.
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McCain: Military Times report on low morale should spur Congress to act
Army Times
Sen. John McCain said Dec. 8 that a new Military Times report about sagging morale in today's force should spur Congress to repeal defense budget cuts. "Everyone interested in strengthening America's national security and the well-being of our military men and women should be alarmed by the new Military Times survey finding a 'worsening morale crisis' in the U.S. armed forces," McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said in a press release.
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Introducing the CRomnibus: Capitol Hill's less-delicious version of the cronut
ABC News
By combining the appetizing allure of a tasty croissant with the sweet decadence of a doughnut, New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel unveiled the cronut in 2013, setting off a flurry of copycat knockoffs. But the crown jewel of hybrid phrases on Capitol Hill right now is the "CRomnibus," a legislative concoction lawmakers hope will win enough support to stave off another government shutdown.
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Sen. Kaine: Eliminating sequester 'unrealistic'
The Hill
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said in a new interview that Congress won’t be able to completely eliminate sequestration. Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the comment in a recent interview with The Loudoun Times-Mirror. "We're not going to be able to eliminate the sequester; we tried it in the spring, and we couldn't get the votes. So we're trying to reduce it as much as possible," he said.
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