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Congress Readies Deal for FAA Short-Term Extension

Eager to repeat the partisan fight that resulted in a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration in July, House and Senate leaders appear nearly ready to pass another short-term extension bill for the agency. The portion of the combined bill extending the FAA’s authority, the 22nd short-term extension since …

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Consumer Watchdog Nominee Facing Senate Committee

Richard Cordray, the nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will be considered by the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. Congress returns from its August vacation this week and Cordray’s nomination is one issue scheduled to be addressed. The AP reports Cordray is promising to be accountable to Congress, …

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Lawmakers Question Govt. Leasing Costs

The amount of space the federal government leases should be reduced, but the current lease-scoring system hinders such efforts, a Government Accountability Office report says. The Washington Business Journal reports a Senate subcommittee met Thursday to discuss the findings with GAO officials. The 1990 Budget Enforcement Act requires agencies to …

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President, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Limit Deal

President Obama and Congressional leaders agreed Sunday night to raise the federal debt limit, with one day left before the Treasury said it would start being unable to meet government obligations. Obama announced the deal Sunday night in a televised statement from the White House briefing room. The deal raises …

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Net Neutrality Faces Uphill Battle after House Defunding Vote

The Federal Communications Commission’s rules governing Internet content and traffic, known collectively as net neutrality, face an uphill battle after House Republicans voted to defund the provision in a stopgap spending bill. The continuing resolution passed by House Republicans last week also included $61 billion in cuts, making it politically …

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