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Navy Asks Lawmakers for $64M Budget for Readiness, Safety Reforms

The U.S. Navy has asked Congress to add $64 million to its 2018 fiscal year budget to commence action on a series of reforms after deadly collisions involving two warships last year, USNI News reported Monday. Seventeen sailors perished from two separate collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and the USS …

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In the News: Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)

The Washington Post would say that “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Others–in house, in congress, in forum–would beg to differ. Congressman Will Hurd (R-), who represents the 23rd District of Texas, aims to repaint the administration-landscape, in the hopes that the bipartisan issues standing on the steps of Capitol Hill are …

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House GOP Proposes $34B Energy Budget

(POLITICO)—House Republicans met on Capitol Hill on Monday to propose a $34 billion energy and water budget, pushing to heal the wounds created by about a billion dollars in budget cuts from the Army Corps of Engineers, alternatively reallocating funds from president-preferred renewable energy programs. The drafted bill accommodates $5.5 …

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Four in Capitol Hill’s Freshman Class Brings Fed Experience

Four newly-elected lawmakers will bring their bureaucratic experience when they join Congress, Matthew Weigelt writes for Federal Computer Week. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was the former chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program and is known for assembling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rep.-elect Tammy …

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Report: Sequestration Cuts Not Included in Pentagon Budget Draft

The Defense Department has submitted a draft budget plan to President Obama that includes the $450 billion in cuts required from the debt ceiling compromise, according to Bloomberg. It does not include the additional $600 billion cuts by sequestration that are mandated by the supercommittee’s failure to reach an agreement …

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