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Stories with person: Mac Thornberry
  • White House slams GOP defense budget 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 8:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to changes in weapons systems.

  • GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 8:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.