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Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers said reports the Affordable Care Act could push millions of employees out of the workforce in the coming years "comes as no surprise." "We've known Obamacare is a flawed law that will hurt folks across east Alabama. It has already had a negative impact across the Third (Congressional) District with rising premiums for less health care coverage," he said.
It’s time to change the way the military purchases commercial satellite services. Our current method of procuring these services is too expensive, lacks strategic foresight, puts our troops at risk and disadvantages the U.S. industrial base. The Department of Defense (DoD) relies on commercial satellite services to meet the needs of the warfighter, most prominently in the area of communications. Helpfully, there is a robust commercial market for satellite communications, driven in part by high-definition-television-loving people around the globe. The military greatly benefits from...
Positive policy comes from positive interactions. This is especially true of the military and its leaders. It's heartening to see that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking this truth to heart with the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Today, he begins a trip that will swing him through the brain and muscle of America's nuclear deterrent. His visits to the Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, where we are rebuilding our nuclear warheads, and F.E. Warren Air Force Base, in Cheyenne, Wyo., where we deploy some of them, begin a welcome display of leadership to the men and women in...
WASHINGTON — In the view of America’s spy services, the next potential threat from Russia may not come from a nefarious cyberweapon or secrets gleaned from the files of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor now in Moscow.
Rep. Mike Rogers calls on bipartisan committee to protect national defense: 'Indiscriminate budget reductions are devastating'
The funding cuts that have crippled training and stymied modernization programs are hurting the nation's ability to protect itself, according to Rep. Mike Rogers, who said the country has been forced to delay much-needed work on its nuclear arsenal. "Indiscriminate budget reductions are devastating our national security. Whether it is funding depot level maintenance to ensure the readiness of our military or modernizing our strategic weapons, these poorly managed budget decisions are quickly turning the most powerful military in the world into a hollow force," Rogers said.
House Republicans and Democrats on Saturday named conferees to the House-Senate negotiations on the farm bill, in a sign that a three-year push to compete an agriculture subsidy and food stamp bill may finally be drawing to a close.
The Obama administration has cut $6 billion from U.S. missile defense programs at a time when missile threats are growing, chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces said Tuesday. Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) also said in a speech that missile defense shortfalls likely contributed to the recent test failure of a long-range missile interceptor. He called for stepping up investment in strategic defenses.
The House approved an amendment to the fiscal 2014 defense appropriations bill this week that would block the Obama administration's plan to cut U.S. nuclear forces under the 2010 U.S.-Russia New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. The amendment, drafted by Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces, states simply that no U.S. funds will be spent to reduce nuclear forces under New START.
With the long-delayed defense appropriations bill soon coming before the House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, said he will introduce an amendment to prevent the Obama administration from again reducing America's nuclear arsenal.