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Senators Seek FY 2018 Spending Flexibility for DoD

Seven bipartisan senators have asked the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel to provide the Defense Department with spending flexibility for the remaining months of fiscal year 2018 amid the funding constraints posed by continuing resolutions and budget caps. The lawmakers said in a Monday letter to Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), chairman …

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Republican Senators Urge White House to Consider ‘Principled’ Approach Toward Russia

A group of eight Republican senators has written a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to pursue a “results-oriented” and “principled” Russia policy that would highlight the country’s activities in cyberspace, Syria and Ukraine. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Todd Young (R-Indiana), Rob Portman …

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Senate Bill Aims for Federal Program Mgmt Reform

A bill introduced by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) seeks to help federal agencies emulate project management strategies that have worked in the private sector. Ernst said Thursday the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 aims “to correct widespread deficiencies, lax oversight and unnecessary cost …

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