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Senate Turns Down Cyber Data Sharing Bill

The Senate rejected a public-private cyber data sharing bill Thursday on a 56-40 vote, the National Journal reports. Dustin Volz writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., planned to attach the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act to a defense authorization bill as an amendment following the recent data breach at the Office …

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CBO: $515B of Senate’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Goes Against Sequestration Caps

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that $515.5 billion of $604.6 billion authorized under the Senate Armed Services Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill counts against budget caps set under the 2011 Budget Control Act. CBO said in a report published Wednesday the remaining funds would be for nondefense budget functions and overseas …

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Senate Passes $560B 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate has voted to pass the $559.2 billion negotiated version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2015, appropriating $495.5 billion for Defense Department base funds and $63.7 billion in war funds, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes that the bill, if signed by President Barack Obama, will …

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Report: Fiscal Decisions Await Returning Post-Election Congress

The Congress has reconvened for the lame-duck session and will face decisions on new budget measures to keep the government afloat and fund defense programs, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Emily Kopp writes congressional agenda for the next few weeks could also include emergency funding to stop the Ebola outbreak …

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