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Defense Spending Critic Adam Smith Likely to Become Next HASC Chairman

A critic of the Trump Administration’s lavish spending on defense is expected to take over leadership of the House committee responsible for funding the U.S. armed forces, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rep. Adam Smith, who currently serves as the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, will likely become its next chairman following the Democrats’ retaking of the chamber during the 2018 midterm elections.

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Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Instructs NSA, Cybercom to Coordinate 2018 Midterm Election Cybersecurity Efforts

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has instructed both organizations to exchange information and coordinate efforts to deter foreign interference in November midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, announced this directive to NSA staff as …

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James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday. Stephen Collinson writes Comey told the committee at a Monday hearing that FBI will also investigate if any crimes were committed in the …

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WSJ: FBI Chief James Comey Says Russian Hackers Targeted Republican Data During Election Campaign

FBI Director James Comey has told Senate Intelligence Committee members at a hearing  that Russian hackers also targeted Republican data in the 2016 election campaign and that the documents revealed were less than the unveiled emails of Democrats, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Devlin Barrett writes Comey discussed incidents of alleged Russian hacking when he …

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Reports: House Plans Vote on Stopgap Bill to Prevent Gov’t Shutdown

House lawmakers plan to vote on a stopgap bill before government funding expires at midnight Friday and give congressional leaders extra time to negotiate a broader spending package, Reuters reported Wednesday. The House bill would allow negotiators to continue discussions on a proposed $1.1 trillion omnibus budget until Wednesday, according to a …

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Reports: House Dems Object to GOP’s Omnibus Spending Proposal

Republican leaders proposed a spending package bill to their Democrat counterparts Tuesday night as Congress faces a Dec. 11 deadline to keep the government funded, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Mike Lillis and Scott Wong write House Democrats oppose more than 30 appropriations riders in the Republicans’ year-end omnibus budget proposal …

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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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House GOP Plans Stopgap to Extend DHS Funding Bill Talks

House Republicans are considering a three-week stopgap bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security beyond a Friday midnight deadline and prevent the agency’s shutdown, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sean Sullivan writes that the lawmakers intend to use the measure to give more time for a possible conference to reconcile the House and Senate versions …

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Harry Reid: Govt Must Open Before Budget Talks Start

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans should not start until the government shutdown ends, Reuters reported Tuesday. Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon write Reid made the remarks to reporters as Republican lawmakers sought to pass new measures that include financial support …

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