Defense Bill

House Panel Backs $642 Billion Defense Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has backed a $642 billion defense bill that adds billions more to President Barack Obama’s budget in addition to projects the Pentagon doesn’t want. The Armed Services Committee vote Thursday morning was 56-5. The committee backed the construction…
Rep. Lummis Votes Against Defense Bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rep. Cynthia Lummis voted against a defense bill that is making its way through Congress. The Wyoming Republican says certain language in the bill raises concerns about due process rights of American citizens. The legislation would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. ci…