Tag Archives: Rand Paul

Four Senators Approach 13 Agencies to Address Year-End Binge Spending

Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.

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Senate OKs $510M Precision-Guided Munitions Sale to Saudi Arabia

The Senate voted 53-47 Tuesday to clear a potential $510 million deal for the U.S. to sell precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, Defense News reported Tuesday. The deal is part of a $110 billion weapon sales package that President Donald Trump signed with Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud in May. Senators also voted against …

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Senate OKs $1.15B Abrams Tank Sale to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.15 billion sale of 130 General Dynamics Abrams battle tanks and ground vehicle recovery systems to Saudi Arabia under a foreign military sales agreement, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes legislators voted 71-27 against a legislation sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Chris Murphy …

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Report: Funding Proposals in Congress Hit Lowest Mark in 8 Years

The National Taxpayers Union has found that the number of spending bills proposed during the first session of the 113th Congress reached an eight-year low, The Washington Times reported Wednesday. Jennifer Harper writes the organization released a “Bill Tally” report showing that House lawmakers have drafted 496 funding bills and …

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James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate has confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as FBI director, Reuters reported Monday. Thomas Ferraro writes Comey won a 93-1 vote on his appointment, replacing Robert Mueller as the bureau’s lead since 2001. The Senate cast its vote after Sen. Rand Paul withdrew his opposition to …

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Senate Confirms John Brennan as Next CIA Director

With a 63-34 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John O. Brennan as the next director of the CIA, according to a New York Times article Before voting against Brennan’s nomination, Sen. Rand Paul pushed for more information about the White House’s drone policy by conducting a nearly 13-hour filibuster. The …

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