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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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4 Senators Ask GAO to Look Into Internet of Things Market

A bipartisan Senate group has requested that the Government Accountability Office determine the impact Internet of Things technology has on the U.S. economy and end users. The request came after the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution that calls for the government to develop strategies to drive adoption of connected systems, …

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Senate OKs Resolution to Incentivize Use of IoT Technology

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that aims to drive adoption of Internet-connectable devices in the United States through an incentive-based approach. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday the measure promotes Internet of Things innovation to help address economic, societal and consumer challenges. Booker developed the platform with Deb Fischer …

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New Sen. Deb Fischer Hints at Push to Avoid Defense Cuts

Deb Fischer, a newly-elected Republican senator from Nebraska, hinted Saturday that Republican lawmakers would push to nullify all defense budget cuts under sequestration. Federal Times reports she said lawmakers should instead focus cuts on domestic programs including entitlements. During the Republicans’ weekly radio address, Fischer said Social Security, Medicare and …

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