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House Passes Short-Term Bill For FAA, Highway Programs

The House approved a short-term bill Tuesday, extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s operating authority through January and federal highway and transit programs through March. The AP reports the Senate is expected to vote on the measure later this week. House and Senate leaders agreed last week on the 22nd short-term …

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Senate Subpanel Approves Freeze on Pentagon Budget

A Senate subcommittee approved $630 billion for defense spending in fiscal year 2012 Tuesday, freezing the Pentagon’s base budget at $513 billion for a second straight year while seeking nearly $118 billion for U.S. wars abroad. The Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee‘s proposed defense budget is $26 billion less than the …

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Congress Readies Deal for FAA Short-Term Extension

Eager to repeat the partisan fight that resulted in a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration in July, House and Senate leaders appear nearly ready to pass another short-term extension bill for the agency. The portion of the combined bill extending the FAA’s authority, the 22nd short-term extension since …

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House Page Program Ends after Two Centuries

The famous House Page Program, where teenagers served as paid messengers on Capitol Hill for more than 200 years, is coming to an end. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the end of the program Monday, citing advanced technology that has reduced the need …

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FAA Shutdown to Go Into September

The House of Representatives has gone into its August recess, which means a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration will stay in effect into early September. Federal Times reports the House was scheduled to stay in session through Thursday. However, a spokesperson for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) …

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Defense CFO: DoD Needs to Work to Pass Audits

The Defense Department has not passed a financial audit in nearly two decades. A type of commitment rarely seen in previous years is required to pass an audit, DoD’s chief financial officer said Thursday. According to Federal News Radio, Robert Hale spoke to a House Armed Services Committee panel, assembled …

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President, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Limit Deal

President Obama and Congressional leaders agreed Sunday night to raise the federal debt limit, with one day left before the Treasury said it would start being unable to meet government obligations. Obama announced the deal Sunday night in a televised statement from the White House briefing room. The deal raises …

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House Approves Debt Reduction Bill

The House of Representatives passed a Republican-backed plan Tuesday to extend the country’s borrowing capacity in return for a future cap on government spending and a balanced budget amendment, the LA Times reports. The “Cut, Cap and Balance” proposal, largely symbolic, was voted on to give voice to conservative Republicans …

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Net Neutrality Faces Uphill Battle after House Defunding Vote

The Federal Communications Commission’s rules governing Internet content and traffic, known collectively as net neutrality, face an uphill battle after House Republicans voted to defund the provision in a stopgap spending bill. The continuing resolution passed by House Republicans last week also included $61 billion in cuts, making it politically …

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