Matt Yurus

defense & security

The Pentagon Dodged a Bullet Thanks to the US Budget Deal

A surprise budget deal between the president and the House of Representatives means the Pentagon narrowly missed a host of looming political and budget problems.
Matt Yurus
10.29.15
defense & security

Obama Vetoes Defense Budget — Now It's Time for a Showdown with Congress

Obama has vetoed the defense budget over Congress's use of emergency war funding to pay for non-emergency stuff, including a program designed to reassure NATO allies.
Matt Yurus
10.22.15
united states

There's a Fight Brewing Over the Pentagon's 'Slush Fund'

The standoff between Obama and Congress over the defense budget centers on emergency wartime funding that allows for some creative accounting.
Matt Yurus
10.14.15
defense & security

Obama Has 38 Billion Reasons to Veto the Senate’s Defense Spending Bill

The US defense budget has passed the House and is up for a vote in the Senate, but the president has said he’ll veto it because of the unorthodox way it would fund the Pentagon.
Matt Yurus
10.5.15
Politics

Congress’s October Budget Battle Could Become a US Christmas Crisis

The US Congress passed a temporary spending bill to keep the lights on in Washington, but the stopgap measure only runs until December, when the budget fights will erupt again.
Matt Yurus
10.1.15
defense & security

Even if the US Government Doesn't Shut Down, the Pentagon May Be Screwed

Stopgap measures Congress may put in place to prevent a government shutdown could wreak havoc on the Defense Department's ability to plan for the future.
Matt Yurus
9.29.15
defense & security

Oshkosh, B'Gosh: The US Military Is Finally Replacing the Humvee

After years of cruising the dealerships, the Pentagon announced this week that it will buy 55,000 new vehicles and spend up to $30 billion to replace Humvees and MRAPs.
Matt Yurus
8.28.15
Politics

Obama Might Have Committed the US to Iran Nuke Deal Before Congress Can Vote on It

In advocating for a deal between major world powers and Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program, Obama has possibly already sidestepped congressional opposition.
Matt Yurus
8.11.15