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CBO: Spending Estimates Indicate Sequestration Not Required in FY 2015

A new report by the Congressional Budget Office says that sequestration is not required for fiscal year 2015 as budget appropriations for defense and nondefense programs do not exceed caps on discretionary budget authority. CBO said Monday that the enacted defense funding for fiscal 2015 is equal to the limit of $585.8 billion, while the …

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Karen DeSalvo to Join HHS as Acting Health Assistant Secretary

Karen DeSalvo, director of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will move to the Department of Health and Human Services as acting assistant secretary for health, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports DeSalvo will work with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to facilitate the agency’s initiatives to end the …

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House OKs Stopgap Funding Bill in 319-108 Vote

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution by a 319-108 bipartisan vote Wednesday to fund the federal government through Dec. 16, Reuters reported  Wednesday. David Lawder writes the $1-trillion legislation would extend the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank for nine months, as well as authorize the Pentagon to …

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