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House Panel OKs $41B Homeland Security Discretionary Budget for FY 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has passed by a voice vote a bill that would allocate $41.1 billion in discretionary funds to the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill would authorize $7.3 billion in funds to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency perform emergency response …

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Sen. John Cornyn Seeks to Authorize FBI to Access Electronic Records Without Court Order Via Amendment to ECPA

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has proposed an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that would authorize the FBI to gain access to “electronic communication transactional records” through the use of a national security letter, the Washington Post reported Monday. Ellen Nakashima writes the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled Thursday to …

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