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Reports: Donald Trump to Nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Chief

President-elect Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as CIA director, the Washington Post reported Friday. David Nakamura and Elise Viebeck write Pompeo is a Harvard Law School and U.S. Military Academy graduate who was elected to the …

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Obama Signs 2-Year Debt Limit Suspension Bill

President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Monday that suspends the debt limit through March 2017 and increases spending levels by $80 billion until September 2017, The Hill reported Monday. Jordan Fabian writes the signed budget plan comes a day before the Tuesday deadline to avoid a federal default …

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Democrats Call for Non-Defense Funding Boost; Nita Lowey Comments

Democrats have called on Republican lawmakers to raise the budget for non-defense agencies during a rally at the Capitol building, GovExec reported Wednesday. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) have pushed for the passage of a budget agreement in October to remove budget …

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WSJ: Obama, GOP Leaders in ‘Preliminary’ Talks for 2-Year Budget

Republican leaders have opened discussions with President Barack Obama about crafting of a two-year budget in an effort to avoid a government spending standoff during the 2016 presidential election year, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Siobhan Hughes and Kristina Peterson write the White House and Republican leaders are gearing …

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Senate Moves Stopgap Funding Bill Forward

The Senate voted 77-19 Monday to limit debate on a stopgap spending bill that would keep federal operations running until Dec. 11, Reuters reported Monday. Richard Cowan and David Lawder write the procedure clears the way for senators to hold a final vote Wednesday before the legislation returns to the …

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Reports: Congress to Vote on Short-Term CR to Avoid Govt Shutdown

Congress continues to work on measures that will help prevent a government shutdown as the end of the fiscal year nears without a long-term budget deal in place, Defense News reported Saturday. Leo Shane and Aaron Mehta write that the Senate will consider a $1.02 trillion continuing resolution that would fund the government …

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