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Senate Clears Stopgap Measure in 63-36 Vote

The Senate on Friday voted 63-36 to approve a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of April, the New York Times reported Friday. Thomas Kaplan and Jennifer Steinhauer write the Senate passed the stopgap spending bill less than an hour prior to a possible government shutdown and after …

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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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Congress OKs Revised Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill

The Senate passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday in a 91-3 vote, following the House’s 370-58 approval of the same bill last week, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Jordaine Carney writes House and Senate negotiators trimmed about $5 billion from the 2016 Defense Authorization Act‘s original version in order to …

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2-Year Budget Plan Heads to Obama’s Desk After Senate Approval

The Senate voted 64-35 early Friday to pass a bipartisan budget deal that sets two-year government spending priorities and averts a possible federal default next week, Bloomberg reported Friday. Terrence Dopp and Kathleen Miller write the budget plan, which is headed for President Barack Obama’s signature, would keep the government afloat …

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Senate Tackles Cyber Info Sharing Bill; Mitch McConnell Expects Vote on CISA Early Next Week

The Senate started to discuss the Cy­ber­threat In­form­a­tion Shar­ing Act Tuesday and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he expects to put the bipartisan bill to a vote early next week, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Shaun Waterman writes that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), CISA’s authors, told other lawmakers they considered the …

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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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