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8 New Republican Members Join House Armed Services Committee

Eight new Republican lawmakers have joined the House Armed Services Committee for the new session of Congress. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House panel, said in a statement released Tuesday the new HASC members will work to help reform and rebuild the U.S. military. The new members of …

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Former Bush Adviser Ed Gillespie Selected Virginia GOP Nominee for Senate

Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee chairman and adviser to then-President George W. Bush, received the Virginia Republican Senate nomination and will be running against Democratic nominee Sen. Mark Warner, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Alan Suderman writes Gillespie bested a former Air Force pilot, a congressional staffer and a consulting business owner at …

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House Likely to See 6 New Committee Chairs

The House will likely have six new committee chairmen when the new session starts in January, The Hill newspaper reports. Molly Hooper writes House Republican leaders made their choices Tuesday and the full GOP caucus should ratify the changes Wednesday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) was selected to chair the Homeland Security …

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House Approves Budget Plan, Fed Pay Freeze included

In a 228 to 191 vote on Thursday, the House approved the Republican-backed $3.5 trillion fiscal year 2013 budget plan, Government Executive reports. Provisions under the plan include extending the federal pay freeze of civilian workers and reducing the government’s workforce by 10 percent through 2015. If passed, federal employees …

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