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Lawmakers Revive Push for 3% Federal Worker Pay Raise

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced a bill that seeks to increase the salary of federal civilian employees by 3 percent in 2019. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act is cosponsored by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and 23 other House lawmakers, according to an article published …

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Christine Lagarde: IMF’s Reform Efforts Need US Backing

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has said the organization’s progress on reforming its role in developing countries needs U.S. lawmakers to pass legislation for funding IMF, Reuters reported Sunday. Lagarde spoke Sunday at the China Development Forum in Beijing to discuss the reforms setback in January, when …

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Congress Asks DoD to Detail Cyber Budget

Defense Department officials have been asked by members of Congress to provide more details on the military’s budget for its cyber and special operations, the Federal Times reported Wednesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the House and Senate appropriations committees want more information in order to form a budget for the Special …

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Report: Congress Receives Proposed UAE Training Deal

The U.S. Marine Corps will train special forces in the United Arab Emirates under a $150 million contract pending congressional approval, Defense News reported Thursday. Awad Mustafa writes the foreign military sales agreement includes training and logistical support for the UAE Presidential Guard on national defense strategies pertaining to counterterrorism, …

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