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Senate Set to Vote on Shaun Donovan’s Nomination as OMB Head

The Senate is set to vote on the nomination of Shaun Donovan as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes that Donovan, incumbent secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, garnered the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee’s approval …

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Mike Rogers Expects Senate to Approve Cyber Sharing Bill

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), House Intelligence Committee chairman, said Thursday that the Senate will likely pass a cybersecurity bill to let companies exchange information on potential cyber threats with each other and the government, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Rogers said he had a “productive” meeting with his Senate counterparts nearly two …

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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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Senate Subcommittee OKs $51B FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science Budget

A Senate appropriations subcommittee has approved a bill that provides the departments of Justice and Commerce as well as federal science organizations with a $51.2 billion combined budget for the next fiscal year, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that legislation on those agencies’ FY 2015 budget allocations will undergo …

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Sloan Gibson Named Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary

Sloan Gibson, deputy veterans affairs secretary for nearly three months, will take over leadership of the VA on an acting basis following the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki, President Barack Obama announced Friday morning. Gibson served as president and CEO of the United Services Organizations for five years prior to his …

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DoD’s Edward Thomas Morehouse: Energy Critical to Defense Missions

A Defense Department official has told a Senate hearing that energy plays a critical role in defense operations, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Edward Thomas Morehouse Jr., principal deputy assistant defense secretary for operational energy plans and programs, outlined the department’s energy costs and funding …

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Kay Hagan: Senate Subcommittee Wants DoD Special Ops Funding to Help Target Boko Haram

A Senate subcommittee has approved language in its portion of the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act to allocate $7.7 billion in special operations spending for the Defense Department, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee chairperson, told a Senate session …

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