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ENG: Howard Philip "Buck" McKeon (born September 9, 1938) is the U.S. Representative for California's 25th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party. Early life, education and career Born in Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, McKeon graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga. He spent two years as a Mormon missionary before enrolling at Brigham Young University. He later received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry in 1985, after previously putting his studies on hold to raise a family and establish his early business career. He has been the owner of a Western clothing shop since 1963 and has also served as the chairman of a small, regional bank. McKeon gained his first political experience when he was elected to the ...
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McKeon Rejects Gang Of Six Debt Plan Over Deep Defense Cuts

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee rejected the Senate's Gang of Six budget plan, saying it cut far too much from the Pentagon's budget."Based on what we've read the proposal would result in $886 Billion in security cuts over 10 years. Due to a firewall in the proposal between security and domestic spending, nearly half of the discretionary savings in this proposal comes from security programs. The Department of Defense spending accounts for roughly 85% of security spending," Rep. Buck McKeon wrote in a July 20 memo to Republican members of his committee.McKeon, who has made ...

McKeon Will Support Tax Increases For the Wealthy ...

While Republicans are overprotective against cuts to the military and vehemently against revenue via raising taxes on the wealthy, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said, if forced to choose, he would support tax increases before further cuts to the Pentagon budget. McKeon stated that he would “would go for strengthening defense” if he must vote either for raising some taxes or shrinking the Pentagon’s budget beyond the $350 billion mandated by the August debt deal. But it is clear McKeon, like other Republicans, wants the special ...

McKeon Tries To Raise Pentagon Engine Program From the Dead

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is likely to insert language into the defense policy bill that would allow General Electric and Rolls Royce to work on the technically de-funded alternate engine program for the Joint Strike Fighter plane. Current government regulations bar the two defense companies from working on the proposed F136 engines because they are now considered government property. Pratt & Whitney is the maker of the F135 engine, the engine program of record for the Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35. But in a speech at the conservative ...

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Passage of the 52nd NDAA
Passage of the 52nd NDAA From: BuckMcKeon Views: 165 0 ratings Time: 01:53 More in News & Politics
House Passes H.R. 5742, the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act
Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5742, the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act. Congressman McKeon said the following on this massive accoplishment: "I am honored to announce the passage of my bill, H.R. 5742, the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act."    "This tremendous achievement is the result of more than two decades of tireless work to develop a practicable solution that would take the Soledad Canyon Mine out of commission and lift this burden off of the backs of my constituents." "Over the years I have engaged with civic leaders, residents of my district, environmental leaders, the County of Los Angeles, CEMEX, BLM, and the Department of Interior. In repeated efforts to bring all parties together to craft a deal that would be mutually beneficial, I have introduced eight bills on this issue, each of which took a different approach in dealing with the mine." "The tug and pull of all parties has influenced the legislative process, with each contributing ideas to furt
McKeon Discusses N Korea Nuclear Threat On CNN
McKeon Discusses N Korea Nuclear Threat On CNN 04.12.2013. From: BuckMcKeon Views: 142 2 ratings Time: 04:29 More in News & Politics
Passenger Air Terminal
PALMDALE— The United States Air Force and the City of Palmdale have come to a tentative agreement on how to move forward with the lease of the passenger air terminal at Plant 42. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, made the following statement: “In 22 years of serving the Antelope Valley in the United States House of Representatives, I have had the privilege of building upon Palmdale’s storied legacy in aviation. As I enter the waning days of my time in Congress, I am pleased to announce that I have brought Air Force and city officials together in a tentative agreement that will grant Palmdale a lease of the passenger air terminal facilities at Plant 42." "After having constructive conversations with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, I am glad I was able to bring both parties together in a dialogue that eventually led to this successful negotiation. Assuming Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) passenger terminal l

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