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Lawmakers Want Election Service Providers Owned, Operated by US Persons

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., have introduced new legislation, titled the Protect Our Elections Act. The proposed law seeks to shield U.S. elections from the influence of foreign adversaries by ensuring the integrity of companies that support the electoral process, the office of Sen. Collins said in an Oct. 11 press release.

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Republican Senators Urge White House to Consider ‘Principled’ Approach Toward Russia

A group of eight Republican senators has written a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to pursue a “results-oriented” and “principled” Russia policy that would highlight the country’s activities in cyberspace, Syria and Ukraine. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Todd Young (R-Indiana), Rob Portman …

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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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Senate Strikes Pentagon Green Fuel Ban From Defense Bill

The Senate voted 62-37 Wednesday to eliminate language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have prevented the Pentagon from purchasing biofuels if they cost more than petroleum, Reuters reports. David Alexander writes the House’s version of the NDAA contains limits on biofuels and lawmakers must reconcile the two …

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GOP Senators to Propose Research, Education-Focused Cyber Bill

Several Republican senators will introduce a cybersecurity bill Wednesday highlighting the use of research and education, The Hill newspaper reports. Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.), Chuck Grassley (Neb.) Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Dan Coats (Ind.) will propose the Secure IT Act. The Secure IT …

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Senate to Take Up Cybersecurity Bill in 2012

Debate in the Senate over cybersecurity legislation will begin in early 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said late Wednesday.. In a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Reid said the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act will be brought to the floor during the Senate’s first work week …

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Bipartisan Senate Plan Lets Postal Service Use Fund Surplus

The Postal Service has requested help from Congress many times to assist the independent agency tackle its steep financial crisis. A bill introduced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.) would give the agency access to a retirement fund surplus to …

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