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Anne Rung’s OFPP Nomination Moves to Full Senate Vote

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has endorsed the nomination of Anne Rung to be the next Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Shefali Kapadia writes that Rung’s confirmation will be up for review by the full Senate, although no date has been …

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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill in 68-32 Vote

The U.S. Senate has passed an immigration bill with a bipartisan 68-32 vote that would create a path to U.S. citizenship for 11-12 million undocumented aliens and tighten border security, Reuters reports. Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro write that 14 Republicans, two independents and all 52 Democrats backed the immigration reform …

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Penny Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Penny Pritzker, President Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary, was confirmed by the Senate in a 97-1 vote Tuesday, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Vicki Needham and Ramsey Cox write Pritzker, the daughter of Hyatt hotel chain co-founder, will seek to help the White House and Congress find ways to spur …

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