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Chairman Ike Skelton (MO) meets with the leader of the Afghan National Army while on a Congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan.

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S.3001: Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Chairman Skelton's Statement

*see updated KC-X tanker provision on p.12

Summary Funding Tables

Transparency Tables

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Week of December 8 - 12, 2008

There are no hearings scheduled for this week.


Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee Releases Report on:

Building Foreign Language and Cultural Skills in the Military


Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee Releases Report on:

the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)


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Chairman Skelton Commemorates 9/11
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Chairman Skelton Calls on Next Administration to Address National Security Challenges


Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee Reports on:

The Defense Travel System

Dental Readiness in the Reserve Component

Presidential Signing Statements



Chairman Skelton and Chairman Berman demand information on Status of Forces Agreement for U.S. troops in Iraq


Watch Chairman Skelton speak on the House Floor about the FY09 Defense Bill


House Armed Services Committee Passes

FY09 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5658)




Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee Report on:

Deploying Federal Civilians


Oversight and Investigations
Subcommittee Report on:
Lessons Learned from the PRTs in Iraq and Afghanistan
HASC Roles and Missions Report
Press Release
Chairman Skelton expresses concern with two recent rules exempting contractors from oversight and accountability
Chairman Skelton calls for Three-Star headquarters in Afghanistan
Chairman Skelton urges Secretary Gates to exert strong leadership in
Roles and Missions review
Chairman Skelton asks
Army Secretary Geren to
Release Unpublicized RAND Study
Chairman Skelton and Rep. Ortiz
Letter to Sec. Gates re: Declining Military Readiness
FY08 National Defense
Authorization Act
Chairman Skelton, Reps. Taylor and Bartlett send Letter to Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen re: U.S. Navy encounter with Iranian vessels
"Continuing Challenge of Building
the Iraqi Security Forces"
Report of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

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