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Rep. Mick Mulvaney Gets Senate Approval to Head OMB

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) as director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordain Carney writes Mulvaney will administer the federal budget process, lead agency performance evaluations and implement strategies and policies for the acquisition of goods and services in the government. The …

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Senate Clears Stopgap Measure in 63-36 Vote

The Senate on Friday voted 63-36 to approve a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of April, the New York Times reported Friday. Thomas Kaplan and Jennifer Steinhauer write the Senate passed the stopgap spending bill less than an hour prior to a possible government shutdown and after …

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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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Coalition Asks Congress to Reject Rule 41 Changes That Would Authorize Warrants for Remote ‘Govt Hacking’

A coalition of trade groups and technology firms has called on congressional leaders to support a bipartisan bill in an effort to block the proposed changes to a rule that would authorize law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for remote “government hacking.” The coalition asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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4 Senators Ask Sen. Mitch McConnell to Advance Beth Cobert’s Nomination as OPM Chief

Senators from Maryland and Virginia have asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to have the upper chamber vote on the confirmation of Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, as OPM chief. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), Tim Kaine (D-Virginia), Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) said …

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Central States Pension Fund Seeks Federal Assistance to Meet Future Retirement Obligations

Several lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups have called on Congress to introduce a bill that would allow the Central States Pension Fund to receive financial assistance from the federal government, the Washington Post reported Monday. Jonnelle Marte writes the multi-employer retirement benefits program is out of strategies to avoid a looming insolvency. “At …

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