U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., who served in the Army including in Iraq, came out swinging at an amendment from U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to prevent federal funds from being used for any military force against Iran without congressional authorization.”
"Over the past two years Congress, in concert with the Trump administration, has made great strides in rebuilding our nation’s military. However, due to the severity of the threats we face, much more work remains."
A proposal with key support a freshman congressman from Florida to help veterans launch small businesses is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill and is now before the full U.S. House.
“While I was recovering from my injuries, I saw firsthand the important role that dogs play in helping veterans recover from war’s physical and psychological tolls,” Mast said. “For too long, the VA has gotten away with conducting these harmful—sometimes fatal—experiments on dogs. These tests are abusive, waste taxpayer dollars and must be stopped.”
When the President of the United States is summoned by his or her national security team and informed that he or she has a limited window of opportunity in which to prevent an attack that could cost the lives of dozens, if not hundreds, of Americans or U.S. troops.
The senators urged the Coast Guard “to implement a comprehensive strategy to procure the necessary fleet of icebreakers to ensure the U.S. is able to defend itself and its allies, and maintain assured access to the Arctic Sea theater.”
The bill was sent the House Veterans Affairs Committee last month and, so far, Dunn has not reeled in any cosponsors.
Towards the end of last week, Mast unveiled the “LEAD VA Act” which, he insists, “improve leadership at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers” by directing the VA and the U.S. Defense Department to look at creating a proposal having senior Armed Forces offices be the directors of VA medical centers.
This country asks a great deal of the men and women who serve in its armed forces. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial to have a Commander-in-Chief who cherishes the military and assures them that they are always fighting for a worthy cause.
Mast’s bill would “require tests to be conducted to determine whether the water to be released from a flood risk management project is contaminated with cyanobacteria; and if the water is contaminated, require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to notify the public and affected governments of the contamination, planned discharge and potential public health effects before releasing the water.”