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Norm Dicks Optimistic Over Sequestration Deal Odds

The top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee believes Congress will find a way to avoid the sequestration cuts scheduled to start in January because of potential consequences of the cuts, the Seattle Times reports. Norm Dicks, ranked 10th in seniority for the full chamber, said he believes Congress should …

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to Leave Cabinet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will step down from his position by the end of March to spend more time with his family in Colorado, the Denver Post reports. Allison Sherry writes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden wanted Salazar to stay on but his office told the Denver …

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House DHS Spending Bill Cuts $484M For FY 2013

The House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2013 homeland security spending bill reduces current spending levels by $484 million to $39.12 billion, The Hill newspaper reports. Twelve spending bills such as the DHS bill will make their way through Congress go to vote in the coming weeks. While the DHS proposed …

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Omnibus Bill Conference Today on Hill, Goal is Compromise

A House-Senate conference on the year-end omnibus spending package is convening today, according The Hill newspaper. Democratic and Republican lawmakers are meeting to discuss and come to a compromise on a piece the funding bill, which primarily covers military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It could turn into …

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House Approves $59 Billion for War Funding

The House Appropriations Committee yesterday passed a bill to increase funding for war efforts in Afghanistan and other programs. The House voted 308-114 on legislation that approves almost $59 billion for war efforts. It will allot nearly $37 billion to the military, which will go toward the surge of an …

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