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Sasha Baker Nominated DOD Deputy Undersecretary for Policy

Sasha Baker

President Biden is set to nominate Sasha Baker, senior director of strategic planning at the National Security Council and a special assistant to the president, as deputy undersecretary for policy at the Department of Defense, the White House announced Tuesday. Baker previously worked as national security adviser to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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Senate Passes $250B US Competitiveness Bill to Advance Research, Tech Development

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The Senate voted 68-32 to pass the Innovation and Competition Act, a bipartisan bill to authorize nearly $250 billion for scientific research, technology development and manufacturing efforts meant to increase U.S.' global competitive position. The bill would allocate a five-year. $29 billion budget to establish a technology and innovation directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

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Senate Confirms Christine Wormuth for Army Secretary Role

Christine Wormuth

Christine Wormuth, who formerly served as the undersecretary of defense for policy, has been confirmed by the Senate to become the secretary of the U.S. Army. Wormuth ultimately received confirmation on Thursday, after being unconfirmed in the middle of her hearing with the Senate on Wednesday. President Biden nominated Wormuth for the role of Army secretary.

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Biden Nominates Margaret Vo Schaus as NASA Finance Chief

Margaret Vo Schaus

President Biden has nominated Margaret Vo Schaus, director of business operations in the Department of Defense's (DOD) research and engineering (R&E) office, to be the next chief financial officer at NASA, the White House announced Thursday. Schaus would manage the space agency's more than $20 billion annual budget if the Senate approves the nomination.

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President Biden’s Defense Appropriations Budget Process Stymied by Congressional Legislative Backlog

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President Biden is expected to submit to Congress the administration's discretionary spending top line requests for the fiscal year 2022 on Friday, signaling the start of the annual budget and appropriations process. The upcoming $715 billion defense budget request is slightly less than 2021’s request when adjusted for inflation.

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Rep. Marcia Fudge Receives Senate Confirmation as HUD Secretary

Marcia Fudge

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a 66-34 vote. Fudge said in her Senate confirmation hearing she will focus on addressing housing issues brought by the COVID-19 pandemic under her new role.

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President Biden Tasks OMB to Lead Modernization of Federal Regulatory Reviews

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President Biden has issued a memo calling for a review of government policies to modernize federal regulatory procedures. The OMB director must also identify ways the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs could have “a more proactive role“ in working with agencies to promote, explore and undertake initiatives related to the regulatory process.

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