Tag Archives: Senate

CIA General Counsel Nominee Courtney Elwood Targets IC Contractor Workforce, Cyber Issues

Courtney Elwood, nominee for the CIA general counsel post, looks to address contractor and cyber-related issues facing the intelligence community after she is confirmed by the Senate, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Elwood told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that she plans to work with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Director of National Intelligence …

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Former NLRB Member Alexander Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

The Senate voted 60-38 Thursday to confirm Alexander Acosta, former member of the National Labor Relations Board, as secretary of the Labor Department, The Hill reported Thursday. Tim Devaney writes Acosta is expected to deal with the fiduciary rule, policy to raise the overtime threshold and other labor regulations proposed during the Obama …

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Senate Approves VA Choice Program Extension Bill

The Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would permit the Department of Veterans Affairs to use funds appropriated for the Veterans Choice Program after the initiative expires on Aug. 7. Sen. John McCain’s (R-Arizona) office said Monday the Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act would allow VA to fully consume $950 million …

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Former Sen. Dan Coats Confirmed as DNI

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence with an 85-12 vote, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Coats, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, will oversee 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community as DNI, Jordain Carney wrote. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) said Coats vowed to …

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Sen. Thad Cochran: 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill to Allocate $21.2B for Navy Shipbuilding

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) has said a defense appropriations bill that the House and Senate agreed upon would provide $21.2 billion for the U.S. Navy‘s shipbuilding programs, Defense News reported Friday. Christopher Diamond writes Cochran said the legislation seeks to increase ship construction funds at the Navy by $2.8 billion for fiscal 2017 and fund …

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