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Pentagon Budget Plan to Pit Ships Against Nuclear Arms, Aircraft

Bloomberg Government | Posted February 25, 2020 | By Roxana Tiron and Travis J. Tritten The Pentagon’s decision to curtail naval shipbuilding next year is becoming a call to arms for both Republicans and Democrats in Congress who will have to find billions of dollars to fund vessels they say are crucial to dominating the seas as…

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ADI President, Michael Herson, joins another Defense & Aerospace Podcast Roundtable

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, guests include Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based freelance reporter for National Public Radio; Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council; Lt. Gen.Bruce “Orville” Wright,…

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ADI President, Michael Herson, joins Defense & Aerospace Podcast Roundtable

Listen in on the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast where Michael Herson, President of American Defense International, joins other experts to discuss hot topics on Capitol Hill and around the world in the defense space. Other guests include Gordon Adams, PhD, Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center…

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Defense lobbyist on Congress, NDAA: ‘Every year is different’

The Hill | December 3, 2019 | By Ellen Mitchell As much as things change from year to year, Michael Herson understands that when it comes to Congress, it’s just business. The president and co-owner of American Defense International (ADI) has long stood as one of Washington’s top defense industry lobbyists, but sometimes the desires…

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McCollum, Ryan possible successors for defense spending gavel

CQ | Nov. 6, 2019 | By Jennifer Shutt The House Appropriations Committee will lose another senior Democrat in the 117th Congress, as Defense Subcommittee Chairman Peter J. Visclosky joins Nita M. Lowey, the full committee chairwoman, and Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Chairman José E. Serrano in retirement. Visclosky’s departure opens up one of the most coveted positions on Capitol Hill, controlling nearly…

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Surprise retirement shakes up defense spending in Congress

Defense News | By: Joe Gould |  5 November 2019 House Appropriations subcommittee Chairman Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Ind., and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn. listen to testimony during a hearing on U.S. Air Force budget request for FY 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON ― Defense budgeting will see…

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Speaker Ryan’s retirement will have major impact on House defense debates

By: Leo Shane III and Joe Gould | Defense News  | April 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surprise retirement announcement Wednesday ensures a dramatic overhaul in congressional leadership next year, which could have wide-ranging effects on defense debates in an already politically fractured legislature. Ryan, R-Wisc., said in a press conference Wednesday he will step down from his leadership…

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Checks and Balance: The Appetite for Pork May Not Satisfy the Hunger for Change

By Kate Ackley | CQ Magazine | February 5, 2018 Lawmakers almost certainly won’t resurrect earmarks before the November elections, but they’ve moved their debate from the secretive confines of something resembling a Dead Earmarks Society meeting to the public view of congressional hearings. And with good reason: Those pots of federal money handed out…

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Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns

By The Hill Staff | The Hill | November 2, 2017 © Greg Nash Josh Ackil and Matt Tanielian, Franklin Square Group Companies large and small rely on this tech-centric lobbying firm, which this year delved into big issues like broadband access and intellectual property enforcement. Andy Barbour, Smith-Free Group   As a financial services pro, it’s…

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Republicans may get the defense spending they dreamed of under President Trump

By Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post | November 14, 2016 Defense hawks are quietly celebrating the election of Donald Trump  — now, they might just get more than they ever dreamed possible. That’s because Washington Republicans and the president elect have more in common on defense spending and priorities than it might seem given Trump’s hardline foreign…

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