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Senators Debate Defense Spending in FY 2018 Budget Talks

Senate lawmakers on Thursday discussed military spending matters as they work to strike a budget deal for fiscal 2018 before the current continuing resolution expires on Jan. 19, Defense News reported Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said Thursday in a floor speech that reductions to discretionary defense spending …

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Report: Democrats Resist GOP’s Budgeting Approach

House and Senate Democrat lawmakers are demanding changes to Republican-crafted appropriations bills that would boost defense budget and reduce domestic spending, Defense One reported Monday. Alex Brown writes Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged fellow Democrat members to block any spending bills introduced by Republicans if the measures do not address …

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Chuck Schumer, Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy Talk Immigration Reform

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has discussed immigration reform measures with Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) behind closed doors, Politico reported Monday. Jake Sherman writes representatives of the Obama administration are also in talks with House Republicans over proposed immigration amendments while Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority …

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Congress Proposes Bills to Promote Federal Mass Transit Use

Separate Senate and House bills have been filed that are meant to promote public transit use and ease parity between mass-transit and parking subsidies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jack Moore writes the federal government plans to reduce traffic congestion and employ environmentally responsible practices by asking federal employees to …

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Proposed Law Would Criminalize ‘Misuse’ of Full-body Scanner Images

Two Democratic senators have proposed a law that would make it a federal crime to “misuse images” recorded by the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners. Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) offered the legislation as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration’s reauthorization bill currently before the …

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