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WSJ: FBI Chief James Comey Says Russian Hackers Targeted Republican Data During Election Campaign

FBI Director James Comey has told Senate Intelligence Committee members at a hearing  that Russian hackers also targeted Republican data in the 2016 election campaign and that the documents revealed were less than the unveiled emails of Democrats, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Devlin Barrett writes Comey discussed incidents of alleged Russian hacking when he …

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Reports: House Plans Vote on Stopgap Bill to Prevent Gov’t Shutdown

House lawmakers plan to vote on a stopgap bill before government funding expires at midnight Friday and give congressional leaders extra time to negotiate a broader spending package, Reuters reported Wednesday. The House bill would allow negotiators to continue discussions on a proposed $1.1 trillion omnibus budget until Wednesday, according to a …

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Reports: House Dems Object to GOP’s Omnibus Spending Proposal

Republican leaders proposed a spending package bill to their Democrat counterparts Tuesday night as Congress faces a Dec. 11 deadline to keep the government funded, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Mike Lillis and Scott Wong write House Democrats oppose more than 30 appropriations riders in the Republicans’ year-end omnibus budget proposal …

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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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Report: Democrats Resist GOP’s Budgeting Approach

House and Senate Democrat lawmakers are demanding changes to Republican-crafted appropriations bills that would boost defense budget and reduce domestic spending, Defense One reported Monday. Alex Brown writes Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged fellow Democrat members to block any spending bills introduced by Republicans if the measures do not address …

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House GOP Plans Stopgap to Extend DHS Funding Bill Talks

House Republicans are considering a three-week stopgap bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security beyond a Friday midnight deadline and prevent the agency’s shutdown, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sean Sullivan writes that the lawmakers intend to use the measure to give more time for a possible conference to reconcile the House and Senate versions …

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CNN: Jeh Johnson Warns Against DHS Workforce Furlough if Congress Blocks Funds

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the department could furlough an estimated 30,000 employees if Republican lawmakers continue plans to block DHS funding in response to the administration’s immigration policy in an interview with CNN aired Sunday. Johnson told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has met with …

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Tom Davis: GOP-Run Congress Could Mean New GovCon Opportunities

Tom Davis, a former congressman of Virginia, predicts a Republican-controlled Congress may push for new measures that could help government contracting firms, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Davis and several industry analysts provided their post-election analyses during a Professional Services Council-sponsored panel discussion Friday. Davis said Republicans appear to …

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Report: White House Eyes Constructive Talks with GOP-led Congress

Defense analysts believe the recent elections could open a window of opportunity for President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers to cooperate on fiscal initiatives, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes Josh Holly, a Podesta Group principal, and American Enterprise Institute analyst Mackenzie Eaglen see an improved chance of a budget …

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