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Rep. Mac Thornberry Expects Trump Administration to Request Supplemental Defense Budget

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said he expects President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to file a supplemental bill to the defense budget measure for fiscal year 2017 “as soon as they get their feet on the ground,” The Hill reported Wednesday. “Part of the reason we’re challenged right now …

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Congress Approves 10-Week Govt Funding Extension

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The House voted 342-85 Wednesday evening to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the operations of the federal government through Dec. 9 and prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Sarah Ferris and Cristina Marcos write the Senate initially rejected the proposed legislation Tuesday but approved it Wednesday …

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House Passes Bipartisan IT Software License Mgmt Reform Bill

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The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill co-authored by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pennsylvania) and 28 other colleagues that seeks to reform how the federal government manages software licenses. Cartwright’s office said Wednesday the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016 received a 366-0 vote and will work to codify and …

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