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Report: House Lawmakers Could Tie Defense Spending Bill to HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Package

House lawmakers are expected to combine the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure with appropriations bills for the departments of Health and Human ServicesLabor and Education in order to gain bipartisan support and pass the package before the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.

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Report: House to Consider Federal Funding Bill This Week

The House of Representatives plans to take up a spending bill this week to fund government agencies and programs past the end of fiscal 2014, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes Congress will have to approve a continuing resolution to prevent a shutdown and send the final bill for …

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Carl Levin Forecasts Bipartisan Effort to Pass Sequestration-Replacement Bill

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, has predicted a future “coming together” of both parties to reduce the impacts of sequestration on the military and the defense industry, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes that lawmakers are looking into alternatives in reducing the deficit, such as tax code reforms for …

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Sen. Bob Corker: GOP-Controlled Congress in 2015 Could Halt Sequestration

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) believes that a “grand bargain” on sequestration is possible if Republicans win majority control of the Senate and House in this year’s midterm elections, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes that Corker forecasts that a Republican-controlled Congress in 2015 would open a window of opportunity …

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Midterm Elections Wrap-up: Future of Feds?

The congressional midterm elections resulted in historic gains by Republicans, as well as an historic anomaly — marking the first time in 80 years a minority party retook control of the House of Representatives but not the Senate. The election has repercussions across the board: the Obama administration is reading …

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