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Senate Resumes Debates on FY 2019 Minibus Spending Bill for Defense, Other Agencies

Senators on Monday resumed debates on amendments to a fiscal 2019 minibus spending bill that will appropriate funds for multiple federal agencies including the Defense Department. The chamber approved two amendments to the defense bill, one of which allocates funding for the identification of U.S. servicemen among the remains repatriated from North Korea in July, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Senate Postpones Decision on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The Senate has adjourned for summer recess without holding a floor vote on legislation that would allow cyber threat data exchange between federal agencies and private companies, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pulled the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act off the floor Wednesday because …

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FY 2015 Defense Spending Bill Clears House Armed Services Panel

House Armed Services Committee members have unanimously approved a bill authorizing $495.8 billion in discretionary Pentagon spending for fiscal year 2015 and another $79.5 billion for war operations, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes the bill also seeks to provide both $7.9 billion in mandatory spending and $17.9 billion …

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