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House Approves Govt Funding Extension, Aimed To Avoid Shutdown

The House voted 267-151 Wednesday to approve a short-term funding measure that would avoid a possible March 27 government shutdown, Bloomberg reports. The Senate will consider its own measure next week to continue funding the government through September, Roxana Tiron and James Rowley report. According to Bloomberg, the House approved a …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Furloughs Starting In April

The Federal Aviation Administration will start furloughing most of its 47,000 employees next month as the agency implements budget cuts under sequestration, administrator Michael Huerta said Wednesday. ATWOnline reports Huerta said the agency does not have a lead time to implement the cuts and must start immediately. By Sept. 30, …

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Robert Kehler: Stratcom Continuing Cyber Training Development

Demands of operating in cyberspace are exceeding U.S. Strategic Command’s capacity to conduct sustained cyber operations even as the command continues to recruit and train cyber workers, Stratcom’s commander said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler told the House Armed Services Committee Stratcom is continuing to develop joint cyberspace training …

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Military Service Chiefs Ask Congress For Spending Flexibility

The top uniformed officers from the four military branches asked a House subcommittee Tuesday to give them spending flexibility now that automatic sequestration budget cuts are in effect. American Forces Press Service reports the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veteran Affairs heard testimony from Army Chief of Staff Gen. …

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House Intros 2-Year Pentagon, VA Spending Bills

The House introduced legislation Monday night that includes two full-year appropriations bills for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and is intended to help them manage sequestration cuts. According to the Washington Business Journal, other agencies would receive their funding at fiscal year 2013 levels under a continuing resolution. …

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Jack Lew Confirmed As Treasury Secretary

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama’s nominee for treasury secretary, was confirmed in a 71-26 Senate vote on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lew is expected to lead deficit reduction talks with Congress and figure out how to reduce the country’s $16.6 trillion national debt, according to the report by Anna Yukhananov and …

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