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Stacey Kaper Stacy Kaper covers national security for National Journal. Previously Kaper covered financial services including the 2008 financial crisis and its resulting Wall Street reform law.
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Senate Stacks Deck Against Reformers in Military Sexual Assaults Crisis

June 4, 2013 ​House Republicans set off a firestorm last year when they held a hearing on contraception without inviting any women. ​Get ready for round two. The Senate Armed Services Committee takes up the issue of sexual assaults in the military at a hearing Tuesday -- a hearing where witnesses opposed to ...

McCain Maneuvers to Lead GOP on Response to Military Sexual Assaults

May 31, 2013 When it comes to how Congress should respond to the spiraling problem of sexual assault in the military, Sen. John McCain appears to be resuming his former role as the leading Republican on the Armed Services Committee. The Arizona Republican is no longer the ranking member—Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., holds ...

Overhauling the Military-Justice System

May 24, 2013 Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has a long record of working to stop sexual assault both in Alaska and in the armed services. This year she readily signed on to three different bills to combat sexual assault in the military. But she paused when it came to a sweeping bill that ...

House Intelligence Chairman a 'Respected' Contender for FBI

May 15, 2013 The Obama administration is considering House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., for the top job at the FBI, according to the chair of Intelligence on the other side of the Capitol, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Choosing Rogers could be seen as a gesture of goodwill by the White House to ...

House Homeland Security Committee Plans Hearing on Boston Attack

May 1, 2013 The House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold the first congressional hearing next week examining the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and what it says about the state of the nation’s post-Sept. 11 security infrastructure. Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has launched an investigation into the April 15 bombings and is ...

What the Feds Knew About the Boston Bombers

April 25, 2013 Data about Tamerlan Tsarnaev was sitting in U.S. security systems but never made its way to the FBI or CIA, according to information U.S. security officials gave some senators during a closed-door briefing on Thursday. Here is some of what the senators learned. Russia told U.S. authorities five days ago ...

Did Law Enforcement Use the Info It Had on Boston Bombers?

April 25, 2013 In the wake of the Boston Marathon attack, lawmakers are focusing on whether federal law enforcement botched information it had about the deceased suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 and whether post-Sept. 11 information-sharing security measures broke down. All senators are due to receive an update on the Boston investigation in ...

Senate Leader Set to Push Budget Forward

April 23, 2013 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is expected to ask the Senate for consent to move to a conference on the budget, according to a Democratic aide. It is unclear whether Republicans will allow Reid to move forward on a conference with the House, however. Senate Republicans have been keeping a ...

Ricin Letter Adds to Anxiety on the Hill

April 17, 2013 Amid an already edgy state of alert in Washington following Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, law enforcement officials confirmed on Tuesday that they were also investigating whether an envelope containing the poison ricin was intended to harm Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. “The U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and other ...

Lawmakers Seek Answers on Boston Attacks

April 16, 2013 Senior lawmakers knew little more than the public on Tuesday about the Boston attacks and were looking to afternoon briefings scheduled with U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officers for answers. While some members were beginning to raise questions about what U.S. officials knew before the attack and what they have ...