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Rep. Luria wants to see Tricare expanded for young adults

The Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act would allow Tricare dependents to remain on their parents’ policy until they’re 26 without a premium increase. Taking action to protect the children of the nation’s military men and women: Congresswoman Elaine Luria is co-sponsoring the bipartisan Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act. The measure would …

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Questions raised about Navy plan to decommission four Littoral Combat Ships

Lawmakers are questioning the Navy and its push to decommission warships years before the end of their life expectancy. At issue: the Navy’s announcement last summer that it intends to retire the Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) and three other LCS’s as a way to save money. The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike …

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Slow pace of improvements for privatized military housing irks lawmakers

Dating back to 2018, lawmakers have been trying to make things right for the nation’s 1.3 million military personnel and their families when it comes to their living arrangements. But that’s proving to be easier said than done. It has been documented that privatized housing companies have exposed up to 200,000 military families to toxic …

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Local lawmakers assume key posts on House Armed Services Committee

With $24.5 billion in defense spending pouring into Hampton Roads this fiscal year, the military is critical to the local economy. One industry with much at stake is shipbuilding, with more than 25,000 people doing the work at the area’s largest private employer, Newport News Shipbuilding. And the Congressional panel which has a large hand …

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Homeland Security hearing: Extremism, domestic terror could persist for decade

If America needed a wakeup call on the dangers posed by home-grown domestic terrorists, it most certainly got one on January 6th. Experts told the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday that the deadly insurrection revealed how grave the danger the enemy within poses, adding that radical violent extremism has “rapidly become part of the cultural …

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Luria elected Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Elaine Luria (D, VA-02) was unanimously voted to become Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, the Congresswoman announced. “Our warfighters deserve proper equipment, training, and funding so they can succeed in their missions to defend America,” Luria said in a news release. “As Vice Chair, I will work every day …

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