The Donald. His campaign thus far?
The Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years, a reduction that will affect virtually all of its domestic and foreign posts. Another 17,000 Army civilian employees would be laid off under the plan: the Army would have 450,000 soldiers by Sept. 30, 2017, the end of the 2017 budget year. The reduction in troops and civilians is due to budget constraints.
Meanwhile, Rep. Martha McSally says U.S. pilots are under too many restrictions that have hampered the air war against the Islamic State on using full air power to destroy ISIS. House Members passed the U.S.-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act, which amends U.S. law to add Jordan to a list of trusted allies that is eligible to receive needed U.S. defense items.
According to page 157 of the ACA bill, the President, VP, and Exec Branch appointees are exempt, as are staff that work for leadership offices and committee staff members.
Tonight we discuss with our Capitol Hill expert Elizabeth Chryst.
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