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White House Disbands Commission on Election Integrity

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and asked the Department of Homeland Security to continue investigations into 2016 voter fraud claims, Politico reported Wednesday. Trump said in a statement various states have declined to provide the voter fraud commission …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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CBO: Federal Budget Shortfall Rose to $668B in FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit in fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 30 reached $668 billion, approximately $82 billion higher than the shortfall recorded in the previous fiscal year. CBO said Friday the FY 2017 budget shortfall was equivalent to 3.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic …

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CBO: Federal Deficit Hits $522B in First 6 Months of FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit for the first half of fiscal 2017 reached $522 billion, approximately $63 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall estimates for the same period in FY 2016. CBO said in the report published Friday the total amount of receipts associated with corporate and individual …

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Reports: Trump’s Budget Proposal to Include 10% Defense Spending Boost

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget will increase defense-related spending by 10 percent and cut the budget of some federal agencies, The Washington Post reported Monday. A White House official said that Trump plans to boost defense spending by $54 billion and request $30 billion in supplementary military budget for fiscal 2017, Abby Phillip and Kelsey Snell wrote. …

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CBO: Federal Budget Deficit at $159B After 4 Months of FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report shows that federal budget shortfall hit $159 billion after the first four months of fiscal 2017, approximately $1 billion lower than the figure recorded for the same period in fiscal 2016. CBO said Tuesday total amount of receipts associated with individual and corporate income taxes as well …

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CBO: US Budget Shortfall at $397B After 9 Months of FY 2016

A Congressional Budget Office report shows the federal government’s budget deficit for the first nine months of fiscal 2016 reached $397 billion, up $81 billion from the shortfall recorded for the same period in fiscal 2015. CBO said Friday that revenues grew one percent to about $2.5 trillion and expenditures increased by four percent to $2.9 trillion over the past …

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Sens. Tammy Baldwin, Jerry Moran Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Reform Bill for Veterans’ ID Theft Protection

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) have introduced a new bipartisan reform bill that works to help protect veterans from identity theft. According to a statement posted Thursday on Baldwin’s website, the Veterans’ Identity Theft Protection Act seeks to modify the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current identity verification process, which requires Social Security numbers in all information …

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CBO: FY 2016 Federal Budget Deficit to Reach $534B

A new Congressional Budget Office report forecasts the federal budget deficit to hit $534 billion in fiscal year 2016, about $100 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall estimates in the previous fiscal year. CBO said in the March 2016 report that it predicts public debt to reach 86 percent of gross domestic …

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