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Reports: Senate OKs Fiscal 2019 Appropriations Package With $675B for Pentagon

The Senate on Thursday voted 85-7 to approve a package of bills that would appropriate $854B in funds for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Thursday. Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to combine the appropriations bills for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to facilitate the passage of the package in the upper chamber as they work to avoid a government shutdown by the end of September.

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Senate Resumes Debates on FY 2019 Minibus Spending Bill for Defense, Other Agencies

Senators on Monday resumed debates on amendments to a fiscal 2019 minibus spending bill that will appropriate funds for multiple federal agencies including the Defense Department. The chamber approved two amendments to the defense bill, one of which allocates funding for the identification of U.S. servicemen among the remains repatriated from North Korea in July, the Washington Examiner reported.

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NASA Deputy Administrator Nominee James Morhard Highlights Priorities Prior to Confirmation Hearing

James Morhard, the White House’s nominee for NASA deputy administrator, says he plans to prioritize acquisition and financial reform, as well as advance the agency’s human spaceflight program, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “If confirmed, we will work to address the national space acquisition process, to radically reduce cost, improve schedules and …

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Jeff Pon, Emily Murphy Discuss Proposed Merger of OPM’s Core Functions Into GSA at Senate Hearing

Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon and Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, testified Thursday before a Senate subcommittee about the White House’s proposed government restructuring plan to move some of OPM’s core functions into GSA, FCW reported Thursday. Murphy told lawmakers that integrating some of OPM’s …

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House OKs $716B ‘Compromise’ Defense Budget for FY 2019

The House on Thursday voted 359-54 to pass the negotiated deal on a defense spending bill that would authorize $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Thursday. The compromise fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act would support the addition …

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