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Report: Senate Close to Budget, Debt Agreement

Senate leaders have hinted the chamber is closing on a deal to end the federal shutdown and avoid a possible default later in the week, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Both Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed optimism about a bipartisan agreement after a round …

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Senate Leaders Start Budget, Debt Ceiling Talks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) started talks over the weekend over ending the government shutdown and reaching a debt ceiling deal, USA Today reported Sunday. The leadership met Saturday along with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to negotiate a …

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Saxby Chambliss: New Cyber Sharing Bill Could Come Soon

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has said he could introduce a cybersecurity bill soon that will mandate companies and the government to share cyber attack data, The Hill reported Tuesday. Brendan Sasso writes Chambliss and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have been working with Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and …

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Report: Janet Yellen to Be Nominated as Fed Chairman

Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System‘s board of governors since October 2010, will be nominated chairman of the central bank by President Barack Obama Wednesday, Reuters reports. Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason write she will likely get the needed 60 Senate votes for confirmation, which would make …

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OMB Directs Agencies to Implement Shutdown Plans

The Office of Management and Budget directed federal agencies late Monday night to carry out their plans for shutting down operations as Congress did not pass a continuing resolution by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. OMB Director Sylvia Burwell also told agencies to monitor developments and urged lawmakers to pass a …

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