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President Trump to Nominate Kari Bingen, Robert Story Karem to DoD Leadership Roles

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Kari Bingen, a policy director for the House Armed Services Committee, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for intelligence at the Defense Department, The Hill reported Tuesday. The White House said in news release published Tuesday that Trump also notified the Senate on …

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House GOP to Tackle US-Mexico Border Wall Construction Fund

House Republicans will take up a national security-focused spending bill next week that includes funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The report said an aide of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) confirmed that Republican lawmakers plan to attach constructions …

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House Passes Commercial Space Bill to Authorize FAA Studies on Airspace Operation Impacts

The House has passed legislation that would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration to consider impacts on space operations in any study to analyze proposed structures’ impact on airspace operations, Space News reported Thursday. Jeff Fouse writes House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) introduced the bill to let the FAA study the impact on launch …

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Introduces Bill to Codify Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) has introduced new legislation that looks to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows program into a long-term project under General Services Administration management, Fedscoop reported Monday. Kayla Nick-Kearney writes the TALENT Act of 2016 also aims to create a PIF program advisory board that will help guide the team’s project …

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Report: House Plans Floor Consideration for Cyber Bill After Spring Recess

The House will deliberate on a proposed cybersecurity legislation the week of April 21 to address liability protections for the private sector to facilitate cyber information sharing with the government, the National Journal reported Thursday. Dustin Volz writes that a memo from Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated the schedule as lawmakers work to prioritize …

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House Budget Committee OKs $36B Addition to Overseas War Funds

The House Budget Committee has approved a $3.8 trillion budget plan on a 22-13 vote the morning after the GOP-led committee faced disagreements on defense budget levels, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Andrew Taylor writes the budget could still be amended on the House floor next week as fiscal conservatives called for $20 …

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