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Chinese President Xi Jinping steps out from behind China's flag as he takes his position for his joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Chinese Surveillance Firm Builds Up Beltway Lobbying Muscle

A Chinese electronics company called Hikvision, partly owned by the Communist government, was one of several such firms banned from working for the U.S. government under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Trump on Monday.

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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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Rep. Stephen Russell: Support Religious Freedom Against LGBT Lobby

Congress should pass appropriations bills that don’t restrict legal rights for Americans, says the Oklahoma congressman who is now leading the fight to protect religious freedom from a coalition of liberal Republican and Democratic legislators.  “My hope would be that

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Senate Passes $607B Defense Bill With Ban On Transferring Gitmo Detainees

The Senate-passed, $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would, among its other provisions, ban the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to mainland American prisons. This would effectively checkmate President Obama’s plans to close the Guantanamo detention facility.

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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.”

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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

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GOP Rep Pushing for Civilians to Get Surplus Military Handguns

Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL-3rd Dist.) is pushing to allow civilians to acquire surplus military handguns the same way they acquire surplus military M1 Garand rifles: namely, through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

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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.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, and Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., right, emerge from the Capitol office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as the scheduled vote on his debt plan bill is delayed in Washington, Thursday night, July 28, 2011.

Rep. Mo Brooks: NDAA Amnesty Amendment ‘Betrays Americans’

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is calling on his House colleagues to support the effort to remove an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act seeking to allow illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty to enlist in the military.