The resolution is an itemized defense of NATO starting with its role as a bulwark against the Soviet Union during the Cold War and ending with its efforts in fighting terrorism and other modern threats. It also notes the alliance’s contributions in Afghanistan, site of the longest war in American history.
Under the new regulation, most salaried workers earning up to $47,476 a year must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours during a week. The previous cutoff for overtime pay, set in 2004, was $23,660.
Beyer’s amendment forces FAA and DOD to do airspace traffic study on Osprey flights in Northern Virginia
"This is Northern Virginia; it's not the Green Zone," said Rep. Beyer. It literally took an act of Congress to file a noise complaint with the Pentagon.
“We talked about both the need for a greater operating subsidy and also using all of our political friendships and connections to catalyze, not by ourselves, a long-term funding stream from the greater region,” Beyer said. The options include a federal subsidy or a regional tax, lawmakers said.