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Senate takes aim at military housing allowance

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, 11th Congressional District.This past weekend, Wendy and I were helping one of our sons, who is now a Major in the Army, and his young family move into a new house.

Zika funding on Congressional docket

We’ve got a few big items for you this week:  House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Military Construction/VA appropriations bill and a significant federal resource package to combat the impending Zika threat.

I’ve talked plenty in recent weeks about the Defense Authorization, so I won’t take up your time with it at this time.

Dems, GOP still far apart on spending, taxes

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the House passed a bipartisan budget deal worked out by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and his Senate counterpart, Senator Patty Murray. The deal passed overwhelmingly, with huge support from both sides.

I voted against it. It wasn’t an easy decision.

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