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NPC Luncheon with Congressman Buck McKeon

February 24, 2014

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Run time: 60 minutes

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) discussed President Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal plans at a National Press Club luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014. The chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee, which provides authorization and oversight of the Defense Department and its nearly $500 billion budget, is considered one of Congress' most influential positions. A staunch advocate of robust defense spending, McKeon announced in January he would not seek reelection in 2014 after 21 years on Capitol Hill.