McKeon Wants Defense Bill OK'd Before Midterm Campaigns

Law360, Washington (February 24, 2014, 5:08 PM EST) -- House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., on Monday said his top priority for any fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill is to get it passed before lawmakers begin their midterm election campaigns in October, saying timely passage is crucial for the military and its contractors to properly do their jobs.

Speaking in response to a question following a speech at the National Press Club on President Barack Obama’s plans for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan — in which he criticized the president for allegedly underplaying...
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