Tag Archives: House

Mike Rogers Wants To Bring Back Cyber Sharing Bill

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) wants to re-introduce cybersecurity legislation as soon as this week that originally passed through the House last spring, he told CBS News Sunday. Rogers told “Face the Nation” he and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) Rogers plan to re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and …

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Tom Davis Advocating for New Contractor Payment Model

Congress should form a new procurement model that pays contractors only when they achieve defined business results, former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis told a House committee Tuesday. The Washington Business Journal reports Davis, director at Deloitte & Touche, said the performance-based model would pay contractors if they delivered cost savings …

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House OKs 4-Month Debt Ceiling Deal

The House voted Wednesday to approve the increase of the federal debt ceiling in an attempt to avoid the previous standoff over the government’s borrowing limit in summer 2011, Reuters reports. David Lawder writes the chamber approved the measure 285-144, with 33 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting against it. According …

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Rep. Mike McCaul to Discuss DHS Congress Oversight With Panel Leaders

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) is not planning to consolidate the chamber’s number of panels overseeing the Department of Homeland Security, The Hill newspaper reports. McCaul told reporter Jordy Yager he plans to discuss jurisdictional issues with other committee chairman in an attempt to avoid overlap. Yager …

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Obama Signs Defense Bill

President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, which allocates $633 billion in spending, The Hill newspaper reports. Jeremy Herb and Alicia Cohn write the bill include portions Obama objected to, including a block on funds for the Medium Extended Air Defense System and …

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House OKs Pay Freeze for Lawmakers, Federal Workers

The House voted late Monday to freeze the salaries of lawmakers and nearly 2 million federal government employees for the rest of fiscal year 2013, the Washington Post reports. Ed O’Keefe writes the bill, passed 287-to-129 as part of the fiscal cliff compromise, blocks a half-percent cost-of-living pay increase for …

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House OKs $633B Defense Bill, Satellite Export Controls Eased

The House approved a compromise version of the $633 billion defense spending bill Thursday that includes lifting of some restrictions on satellite exports, Reuters reports. David Alexander writes the chamber approved the bill by a 315-107 vote, sending it to the Senate for approval before heading to the White House …

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Tom Price Named House Budget Vice Chair

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has been appointed vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, National Journal reports. Billy House writes committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) made the appointment instead of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). According to The Hill newspaper, Price could succeed Ryan as chairman in two years and …

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House OKs STEM Immigration Bill, Senate Not Likely to Consider

The House approved legislation Friday to increase the number of visas issued to foreign-born graduates of U.S. universities with advanced technical degrees, The Hill newspaper reports. However, Pete Kasperowicz writes the Senate is unlikely to consider the STEM Jobs Act and the White House has already signaled its opposition to …

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