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PSC Applauds Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018; David Berteau Comments

The Professional Services Council has commended Congress for passing a bipartisan budget measure that would appropriate funds for defense and nondefense operations. President Donald Trump signed Friday the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. David Berteau, PSC president and CEO, said in a statement published Friday the spending policy bill provides Congress …

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House OKs $1.2T Fiscal 2018 Spending Package

The House voted 211-198 Thursday to pass a potential $1.2 trillion spending package to fund government operations for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. The appropriations package contains four bills the House approved in July and eight new spending measures and its approval came a week after Congress passed …

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CBO: Fiscal 2017 Appropriation Actions Will Not Result in Sequestration

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal 2017 since appropriations for both defense and nondefense programs do not go beyond the caps on discretionary budget authority. CBO said in an August report that fiscal 2017 appropriations for defense programs based on the Office of Management and Budget …

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Report: GSA Decides to End FBI HQ Search

The General Services Administration will notify industry on Tuesday regarding its decision to call off the agency’s search for a new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. The cancellation came four months after GSA postponed the announcement of its selected site for the new FBI building until it secures congressional …

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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553.6 billion adjusted caps on discretionary budget authority for the year. CBO said in the May 2017 report adjustments to discretionary budget limits for 2017 …

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GSA Cites Appropriations Behind FBI HQ Location Announcement Delay

The General Services Administration has postponed the announcement of its selected location for the new FBI headquarters until it secures congressional funding to support the $1 billion project, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Meredith Somers writes GSA was originally scheduled to announce its chosen site for the FBI HQ consolidation project in …

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Congressional Negotiators Agree on $83B Military Construction, Veterans’ Benefits and Zika Response Bill

A joint House-Senate committee has submitted the final conference report on a bill that would provide $82.5 billion to fund military facility construction projects, veterans’ benefits programs and Zika response efforts. The House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act now heads to the House for consideration. The proposed budget is about $2.6 billion more …

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