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Capitol Hill defense work continues despite House leadership turmoil

October 15, 2023

Leo Shane III

Marine Corps Times

The Capitol is seen on July 4. (Mariam Zuhaib/AP)


By Leo Shane III, Marine Corps Times / October 15, 2023

Congressional committees will press on with work on defense and veterans issues this week despite the leadership uncertainty in the House and looming budget deadline approaching next month.

In response to the ongoing turmoil in Israel, Senate Foreign Relations leaders will hold a confirmation hearing for Jacob Lew, President Joe Biden’s pick to be the U.S. ambassador there. House Homeland Security officials have also scheduled a hearing on Iranian support for terrorism and possible links to the violence in Israel.

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a rare joint hearing on the issue of military to civilian transition, hearing from military officials, Veterans Affairs leaders and outside advocacy groups on how to better prepare troops as they leave the ranks.

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