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July 26, 2016 Letter to John McCain, Mac Thornberry, Jack Reed and Adam Smith; Respectively, Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services - Kirk-Gillibrand Urge Full Funding for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation Sen. Timothy Kaine Chicago, IL
July 26, 2016 Letter to John McCain, Mac Thornberry, Jack Reed and Adam Smith; Respectively, Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services - Kirk-Gillibrand Urge Full Funding for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation Sen. Mark Warner Chicago, IL
July 14, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Naval Dominance in Undersea Warfare Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Senate Armed Services Committee, the Honorable Jack Reed, Senate Armed Services Committee, the Honorable Mac Thornberry, House Armed Services Committee and the Honorable Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee - Defense Authorization Sen. Mark Warner Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John McCain And The Honorable Jack Reed, Senate Armed Services Committee, And The Honorable Mac Thornberry And The Honorable Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee - Protect Basic Allowance for Housing Sen. Mark Warner Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Forbes Releases Statement on Navy's Long-Overdue 30 Year Shipbuilding Plan Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Markup Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - South China Sea Maritime Disputes Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Kaine Statement On Administration's Afghanistan Announcement Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Wittman Statement on President's New Afghanistan Troop Cap Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Aviation Readiness Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Letter to US Senate Members - Support Ayotte, Others' Bipartisan No Fly No Buy Bill Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Rigell Supports FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Kaine Statement On Senate Passage Of Defense Bill Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense- Capital Region Delegation Continues to Press for Quiet Skies Rep. Donald Beyer Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense- Capital Region Delegation Continues to Press for Quiet Skies Rep. Gerald Connolly Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense- Capital Region Delegation Continues to Press for Quiet Skies Rep. Barbara Comstock Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 A Better Way to Keep America Safe and Free Rep. Robert Goodlatte Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 The Diplomat- Congressman Forbes: As South China Sea Verdict Nears, Washington Must Stand with Manila Rep. James Forbes Unknown
June 7, 2016 Kaine Introduces Two Authorization For Use Of Military Force-Focused Amendments To Defense Bill Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
May 31, 2016 American Spectator- The Obama Navy as Farce Rep. James Forbes Unknown
May 25, 2016 31 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment To Block Commissary Privatization Sen. Timothy Kaine Unknown
May 25, 2016 31 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment To Block Commissary Privatization Sen. Mark Warner Unknown
May 25, 2016 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment to Strengthen Cybersecurity Sen. Mark Warner Unknown
May 25, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Timely Decision on U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Blog: Following up as I said I would on HR 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017. Rep. Robert Wittman Unknown
May 19, 2016 Scott Statement on No Vote on House-version of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act Rep. Robert Scott Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 The Washington Post - Monster Aircraft Rattle Residents: "This Is Northern Virginia; It's Not the Green Zone.' Rep. Donald Beyer Unknown
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Sen. Mark Warner Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. Barbara Comstock Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. Donald Beyer Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. Robert Scott Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. Gerald Connolly Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 FY17 NDAA Advances Rigell Military Spouse Protection Language, Benefits Service Members and their Families Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 House Passes Defense Authorization Bill with Comstock Language Rep. Barbara Comstock Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus,Secretary of the Navy, and Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations- Urging the Use of Wallops Island Virginia as the Permanent East Coast Base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Rep. Beyer Statement on NDAA Vote Rep. Donald Beyer Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Gerald Connolly Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 ICYMI: Rigell, Bipartisan House Members Advance Legislative Options, Push for AUMF against ISIS Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 In VMI Commencement Address, Kaine Urges Graduates To Uphold Constitution, Renews Calls For Authorization Against ISIL Sen. Timothy Kaine Lexington, VA
May 13, 2016 Rep. Brat offers amendment to allow DOD to sell surplus foreign property Rep. David Brat Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Kaine Applauds Virginia Wins in 2017 Defense Bill, Calls For Transparent Approach To DOD Reform Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Iran's Humiliation of American Sailors Must Have Consequences Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Forbes: Time to Consider New Carrier Port-Call Locations in Asia-Pacific, Including Taiwan Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 The Wall Street Journal-U.S. Air Power Needs an F-22 Upgrade Rep. James Forbes Unknown
April 28, 2016 Kaine Questions Pentagon Leaders On The Legal Basis For The Counter-ISIL Campaign, Urges Vote On War Authorization Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Wittman Supports Full Committee Passage of Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Authorization Bill Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Forbes Introduces Key Ship Repair Provisions in Defense Policy Bill Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Forbes Introduces Key Asia-Pacific, Policy Provisions in NDAA Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Smith, Scott, Cummings Oppose NDAA Amendment to Reward Pervasive Violators of Employment, Non-Discrimination, and Safety Laws with New Government Contracts Rep. Robert Scott Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Warner, Rounds, Beyer, Wittman Act to Encourage Competition & Innovation in DoD Cyber Procurement Sen. Mark Warner Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Warner, Rounds, Beyer, Wittman Act to Encourage Competition & Innovation in DoD Cyber Procurement Rep. Donald Beyer Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Warner, Rounds, Beyer, Wittman Act to Encourage Competition & Innovation in DoD Cyber Procurement Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Wittman, Markup of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 The National Interest- J. Randy Forbes: Preserving Our Carrier Air Wings and U.S. Naval Power Rep. James Forbes Unknown
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Forbes, Markup of FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Navy Times - Lay-Up Plan Jeopardizes Some of the Navy's Best Ships: Forbes Rep. James Forbes Unknown
April 19, 2016 Forbes: Seapower Legislation Authorizes Billions for Key Hampton Roads Priorities Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman House Armed Services, The Honorable Adam Smith, Ranking Member House Armed Sevices, The honorable J. Randy Forbes, Chairman House Armed Services Committee, The Honorable Joe Courtney, Ranking Member House Armed Services Committee - Support for LCS Program Rep. E. Rigell Unknown
April 19, 2016 Forbes: Seapower Mark Rejects False Choice Between Capacity and Capability Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman House Armed Services, The Honorable Adam Smith, Ranking Member House Armed Sevices, The honorable J. Randy Forbes, Chairman House Armed Services Committee, The Honorable Joe Courtney, Ranking Member House Armed Services Committee - Support for LCS Program Rep. Barbara Comstock Unknown
April 15, 2016 Breaking Defense- Forbes: DoD Budget Should Rise As Threats Do, Budget Deal Be Damned Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Forbes, Hearing on "Building the Navy of the Future: A Look at Navy Force Structure" Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Forbes: Thuggish Russian Regime Shows its Colors in Baltic Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
April 11, 2016 A Different World Rep. James Forbes Unknown
April 1, 2016 National Review Online- Randy Forbes: Bring American Seapower to Bear in Europe Rep. James Forbes Unknown
March 26, 2016 The Daily Caller - Opinion: Our Vital Military Partnership Rep. James Forbes Unknown
March 22, 2016 Rigell on Terrorist Attacks in Belgium Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Forbes, Hearing on "Logistics and Sealift Force Requirements" Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
March 21, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman and Richard Durbin, Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations - In Support of Funding Israeli Missile Defense Programs Sen. Mark Warner Washington, DC
March 21, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman and Richard Durbin, Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations - In Support of Funding Israeli Missile Defense Programs Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - Renew Funding Ban for UN Arms Trade Treaty in FY 2017 Appropriations Bills Rep. Barbara Comstock Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - Renew Funding Ban for UN Arms Trade Treaty in FY 2017 Appropriations Bills Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Wittman, Hearing on "The Department of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2017 Operations and Maintenance Budget Request and Readiness Posture." Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statment of Rep Wittman, Hearing on "The U.S. Transportation Command Fiscal Year 2017 Readiness Posture." Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Sale of Fighter Jets to Pakistan Sen. Mark Warner Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Wittman, Hearing on "The Marine Corps' 2017 Operations and Maintenance Budget Request and Readiness Posture." Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Forbes Releases Statement on Unfunded Requirements Lists Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Forbes, Hearing on"Air Force Projection Forces Aviation Programs and Capabilities for the 2017 Budget Request" Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Wittman, Hearing on "The Department of the Army 2017 Operation and Maintenance Budget Request and Readiness Posture" Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Forbes Releases Statement on Air Force B-21 Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Rigell Supports National Security Legislation Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Forbes, Hearing on "Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces" Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Readiness of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Wittman, Hearing on "Department of the Air Force 2017 Budget Request and Readiness Posture" Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Forbes: Defense Budget Fails Our Military With Unacceptable Trade-offs Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Forbes: Defense Budget Fails Our Military With Unacceptable Trade-Offs Rep. James Forbes Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calls For Robust Funding For The International Atomic Energy Agency Rep. Gerald Connolly Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Anniversary of the Battle for Hill 64 Rep. E. Rigell Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Wittman Supports Transparency Measures to Prevent Funding for Iranian Terrorism Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 American Safe Act Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Wittman, Hearing on "Effects of Reduced Infrastructure and Base Operating Support Investments on Air Force Readiness" Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2016 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Witman, Hearing on "Effects of Reduced Infrastructure and Base Operating Support Investments on Readiness." Rep. Robert Wittman Washington, DC
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