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House Armed Services Committee

    Congressman Buck McKeon Announces Retirement Plans For End Of Term

    Congressman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, House Armed Services chairman, announced that he will not seek re-election to the House

    Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Buck McKeon To Announce Retirement

    Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has reportedly announced plans to retire, which are officially expected to be made at a Thursday morning news conference

    McKeon Discusses Budget Cuts Concern Ahead Of Syria Hearing

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, expressed concern over sequestration before a hearing on Syria

    Buck McKeon Makes Appointment To New Military Rape Review Panel

    Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has officially announced  his nomination today of Holly O’Grady Cook to the independent panel tasked with reviewing and assessing the military’s investigation, prosecution and adjudication of sexual assault cases. The panel, established by the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, will convene its first meeting no later than July 1.

    McKeon Challenges Obama Comment On Guantanamo Bay Prison

    Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon challenged a statement by President Obama asserting that congress has prevented his administration from closing the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

    Armed Services Committee Releases Stats On Sequester Cuts

    Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of The House Armed Services Committee, has provided congress with a copy of the Department of Defense projection on the impact of potential furloughs that would take effect for civilian DOD employees if the automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration" begin next month.

    Buck McKeon Takes Stand On Department Of Defense Furloughs

    The Department of Defense today officially informed Congress of its intent to impose furloughs on the Department of Defense’s entire civilian workforce as it copes with the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration.” The furlough program will go forward if sequestration is not avoided. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following statement on the furloughs:

    Civic Leaders To Tour Local Defense Contractor

    U.S. Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon and other civic leaders will be speaking to the press following a jobs tour of Aerowire Technical Service in Lancaster next Friday. The tour is being hosted by the L.A.

    McKeon Opposes Hagel Pick To Head Pentagon

    U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon of Santa Clarita has come out against the confirmation of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to become the next Secretary of Defense. McKeon, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement Thursday saying he does not believe that Hagel is the right man for the job.