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Senators Propose Bill to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to the Senate to permanently end the implementation of a government shutdown. The End Government Shutdowns Act would create an automatic continuing resolution to keep federal agencies operating when lawmakers failed to meet budget negotiation deadlines, according to a Senate statement released Friday.

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House Passes Bill to Provide Cyber Tools, Training for State & Local Law Enforcement

U.S. House members have voted to approve a bill that would provide tools and training necessary for law enforcement agencies to fight cyber crime at the state and local levels. Rep. John Ratcliffe’s office (R-Texas) said Tuesday the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 would authorize the Hoover, Alabama-based National Computer Forensics Institute, which has …

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Senate Passes Bill to Amend Freedom of Information Act

The U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan bill that seeks to amend the Freedom of Information Act and is sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy and co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, Chris Coons, Debra Fischer and Jon Tester. The FOIA Improvement Act requires government agencies to adopt a default response to release and not withhold government documents, …

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Sens. Johnson, Grassley, McCaskill Propose Reform to IG Functions

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) have submitted a bill that proposes changes to some functions of agency inspectors general, investigations on IG misconduct and reporting on IG vacancies. Johnson’s office said Thursday the proposed amendments to the Inspector General Act of 1978 seek to empower IGs, boost transparency and increase cooperation between Congress and …

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