Tag: Congress


Bill directs construction spending to Alaska

The U.S. Senate passed its annual defense authorization bill Wednesday, directing more than $250 million in military spending to Alaska and directing the Navy to procure a new Arctic icebreaker. The $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act sets the defense plan for fiscal year 2019,…

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House introduces bill to halt F-35 sale to Turkey

House Foreign Affairs Committee member David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is renewing last year’s efforts to block an F-35 fighter jet sale to Turkey over its military aggression toward U.S.-backed forces and concerns the NATO ally is becoming too cozy with Russia. Cicilline on Thursday introduced a…

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Missile defense gets boost from latest bill

EXCERPT – While the Republican tax overhaul was dominating year-end headlines, a major piece of bipartisan legislation became law that also has significant implications for Alaska. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Donald Trump in mid-December, allocates $699 billion to Defense agencies…

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