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RAND: VA Generally Offers Comparable Healthcare Quality to Non-VA Systems

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A study by California-based nonprofit research organization RAND has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ healthcare system generally delivered care that was “better or equal” in quality compared to non-VA systems. RAND said Monday the study analyzed 10 years’ worth of research and medical literature on the VA health system and noted that there …

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NIST to Establish Windstorm Impact Reduction Advisory Panel

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to form an advisory panel that will support an inter-agency program that aims to reduce the loss of property and life from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction will consist of seven to 15 members who possess scientific, architectural and engineering skills and recommend …

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House Passes $22B FY 2017 Financial Services, General Govt Funding Bill

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House members voted Thursday to pass the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that would provide $21.7 billion to finance the operations of the Treasury Department, Judiciary, Small Business Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission for fiscal 2017. The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday the funds are $1.5 billion less than the fiscal 2016 enacted level …

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DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds

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The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the …

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Obama Urges Congress to Move Forward With Zika Budget Request in Two Weeks

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President Barack Obama has said Congress needs to allocate funds for Zika prevention efforts within the next two weeks to support the development of vaccines and mosquito abatement tools and aid state emergency response efforts. Obama said Friday Congress should not adjourn until it moves forward with the $1.9 billion budget request which will fund vaccine …

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Congressional Negotiators Agree on $83B Military Construction, Veterans’ Benefits and Zika Response Bill

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A joint House-Senate committee has submitted the final conference report on a bill that would provide $82.5 billion to fund military facility construction projects, veterans’ benefits programs and Zika response efforts. The House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act now heads to the House for consideration. The proposed budget is about $2.6 billion more …

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