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Feds to Fund Texas Border Security Efforts

The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying attends a press conference in Beijing on May 20, 2016, following the inauguration of Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen. Hua said, "Whatever changes Taiwan may go through, the Chinese government will uphold the one-China principle and oppose Taiwan independence." (Kyodo via AP Images) ==Kyodo

China Condemns NDAA Proposal for ‘Senior Military Exchanges’ with Taiwan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the nation’s state-run media have condemned Congress’s approval of new high-level military talks between the United States and Taiwan. The rebuke follows a month of vocal dismay in Beijing over President-elect Donald Trump’s questioning of the “One China” policy, which denies Taiwan’s sovereignty.

U.S. troops salute during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and U.S. at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, metro Manila April 20, 2015. REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO

GOP-Led Senate Seeks to Trim Troop’s Housing Allowance

A proposal tucked deep inside the Senate’s draft of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently being debated on Capitol Hill, seeks to radically reform the U.S. troops’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), arguing that “the benefit now far exceeds the actual cost.”

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Exclusive — Team Cruz Fires at Rubio for Skipping 18 Defense Bill Votes in 2015: Marco ‘Was Nowhere to Be Found’

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — The campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a blistering rebuke at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the establishment-backed non-conservative frontrunner here in South Carolina, after it has come to light Rubio repeatedly skipped vote after vote after vote on important bills related to national security and defense policy.

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Exclusive — Newt Gingrich to GOP: Obama Holding Military Hostage

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke exclusively with Breitbart News on Wednesday, calling for presidential candidates, the RNC, and every House and Senate member to stand firm in support of the national defense spending bill, despite President Obama’s threat to veto over his social program funding demands. Gingrich called on all Republicans to drive home that the President is trying to “blackmail the Congress, using American men and women in uniform as hostages.”

Navy SEAL Vet Lawmaker to Obama: Stop Playing Games with National Security

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), while delivering the Republican weekly address, accused President Obama of playing games with national security by threatening to veto the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless lawmakers increase funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Fischer Pushes Senate NDAA In GOP Weekly Address

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) urged passage of the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hello, I’m Senator Deb Fischer and I have the honor of representing the great

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Thornberry Pushes NDAA In GOP Weekly Address

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) urged Congress to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the GOP Weekly Address on Saturday. Transcript as Follows: “Hello, I’m Mac Thornberry.  I’m privileged to represent the people of the Panhandle and North Texas

House Votes to Remove Amnesty Amendment from NDAA

The House voted to strip language from the National Defense Authorization Act that would have called on the Pentagon to consider allowing illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty — via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)— to serve in the U.S. military.

GOP Reps Slam ‘Amnesty Amendment’ Added To NDAA

“It’s appalling that some members of the Republican conference, and frankly all members of the Democratic conference, place illegal immigrants on pedestals over American citizens, contrary to the needs and wishes of the American people,” Rep. Mo Brooks says.