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Sessions Secures NDAA Provision to Encourage Civilian Assistance for Armed Forces

August 14, 2018

Following the President’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) issued a statement in response to the inclusion of a provision he championed recognizing the important contribution of Spirit of America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, to our military personnel and Congress’ suggestion that the […]

Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain

August 14, 2018

President Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for ailing Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain. The measure signed by Trump will boost military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest hike in nine years. “For the new authorization, we will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of […]

Trump gives $717 billion defense bill a green light. Here’s what the Pentagon is poised to get

August 13, 2018

President Donald Trump approved a colossal defense policy bill Monday that authorizes a top-line budget of $717 billion to cover a litany of defense spending. Trump traveled to Fort Drum, home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, in upstate New York to sign the bill, which was named in honor of former Vietnam prisoner of war Sen. John […]

Trump signs $717 billion defense policy bill into law

August 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense policy bill, which authorizes a wave of significant military increases, including servicemembers’ biggest pay boost in nearly a decade, higher troop levels and new equipment and weapons for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act also ushers through […]

Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month

August 7, 2018

U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed workers for the third straight month. The Labor Department says job openings barely increased, rising just 3,000, to 6.66 million. That’s more than the 6.56 million people than were searching for work in June. It’s also close […]

White House Email Blast: Here’s What You Need to Know About MS-13 Animals

May 21, 2018

In a span of 24-hours last week the media and Democrats falsely accused President Trump of calling illegal immigrants “animals” during a White House meeting. Some, but not all, corrected their stories after full context of his remarks were revealed. The president was referring to the transnational criminal street gang MS-13 as animals, which was […]

House passes tough penalties for those who attack, ambush law enforcement officers

May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would toughen federal penalties against people who intentionally target law enforcement officers in attacks, including ambushes. “Sadly, we’ve seen a recent rash and an increase in violence against officers especially in ambush-style attacks,” Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., said Wednesday. “We as members of Congress must […]

Sweeping veterans policy bill passed overwhelmingly in the House

May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers advanced a $52 billion veterans legislative package on Wednesday that would overhaul outside medical care options for Department of Veterans Affairs patients, expand stipends for veteran caregivers and launch a review of the bureaucracy’s national footprint. Despite the cost of the plan, the measure easily passed the chamber by a vote […]

Dallas Fed: Texas Jobs On Pace For Strongest Growth Since 2014

May 11, 2018

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Fed says Texas is on pace for the strongest job growth seen in four years, posting 3.5 percent job growth in the first quarter of 2018. The state’s energy sector continues to boom, and that expansion has benefited the Houston metro area, according to a new release from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Trump celebrates 5 ISIS leaders captured

May 10, 2018

President Trump on Thursday celebrated the capturing the five leaders within the Islamic State terrorist group as the result of a three-month Iraqi-U.S. military operation in Syria and Turkey. “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May […]