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Harry Reid: Govt Must Open Before Budget Talks Start

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans should not start until the government shutdown ends, Reuters reported Tuesday. Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon write Reid made the remarks to reporters as Republican lawmakers sought to pass new measures that include financial support …

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Harry Reid: Cyber Bill Dead For Current Congress

The Senate failed again to move the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 forward Wednesday, National Journal reports. Josh Smith writes the vote fell nine votes short of the 60 required to invoke cloture. In an August vote, the Senate voted down the bill 52-46. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said …

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Harry Reid Moves GSA Nominee Towards Approval

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-Nv) has filed cloture on the nomination of Martha Johnson to be the administrator of GSA. It has been nine months since Martha Johnson was first nominated to be the head of GSA back in April 2009. Now her name is finally set to reach …

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Senators Vote 70-27 to Send 2016 NDAA to White House

The Senate has sent the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 to the White House with a 70-27 vote that includes 20 from Democratic senators, The Hill reported Wednesday. Jordain Carney writes that the number of votes is enough to support Republican efforts to overturn President …

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Reports: Senate Sends 2016 Defense Policy Bill to Final Vote

The Senate voted 73-26 to advance the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 toward a final vote later this week amid talks of an expected presidential veto on the bill, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordain Carney writes that 21 Democrats joined the Republican majority to end debate on NDAA …

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