HELSINKI (AP) — The United States has allocated $169 million in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for 2021, the Estonian Defense Ministry said Wednesday....
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy has awarded a contract of nearly $55 million for a 140-ton crane at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
The contract with Konecranes Nuclear Equipment and Services is part of the Navy's plan to extend the life of up to seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines at the shipyard. The crane will allow workers to safely refuel the submarines with new reactor cores.
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine said they welcomed the investment in the shipyard's future.
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — The federal defense appropriations bill for 2019 has more than $245 million earmarked for the Air Force Research Laboratory in central New York.
U.S. senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, who represent New York state, say the bill has passed the Senate and is expected to pass the House in the coming weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's efforts to strip officials' security clearances (all times local):
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has filed an amendment to spending legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from arbitrarily revoking security clearances.
BATH, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's congressional delegation say they're relieved a defense spending bill has been stripped of a provision that would have taken $250 million in funding away from Bath Iron Works.
Delegation members lobbied against an amendment to the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018 that would have taken the funding away from a destroyer program.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $675 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes a 2.6 percent raise for the military.
The 359-49 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a similar measure this week.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says he has been named to the Defense Appropriations Committee.
Hoeven said Tuesday the key position is responsible for funding the Department of Defense, including North Dakota's Air Force bases and National Guard.
Hoeven says given North Dakota's defense installations, the position is important to the state "and will help us to better support these defense communities."