President Obama passes Chairman Ike Skelton the pen used to sign the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009.


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National Defense Authorization Act FY2010 (H.R. 2647) 
Full Committee Mark-up Information:

HASC Summary

Summary Tables

Chairman Skelton’s Statement

Bill Text

Report Langauge

Updated Transparency Table





Week of August 3- September 4, 2009

The House Armed Services Committee has no hearings scheduled during the district work period, August 3 – September 4, 2009.


Skelton, McHugh Announce Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act Conference Agreement

House Approves Waste TKO Act

Watch the floor debate on H.R. 2101, the Waste TKO Act.

Click here to read Chairman Skelton’s opening statement on the Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight (WASTE TKO) Act, H.R. 2101, during floor debate.


O&I Releases Follow-On Report on the Defense Travel System

Chairman Skelton Sends Letter to President Obama on Denying Safe Havens in Somalia to Pirates.


Chairman Skelton and other committee chairs urge OMB Director Orzag to halt all pay-for-performance systems across the federal government.

Chairman Skelton and Rep. Reyes send letter to Secretary of Defense Gates and Director of National Intelligence Blair urging them to suspend implementation of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System.


Chairman Skelton and Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Ortiz send letters to Secretary of Defense Gates and OMB Director Orzag calling for halt to all DOD A-76 competitions.


Click here to read the Organizational Plan adopted by the Panel on Defense Acquisition Reform


Chairman Skelton and Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Ortiz send letter to Secretary Gates regarding NSPS


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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)


National Defense Authorization Act for FY2009

Conference Report


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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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