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  • Congress breaks impasse on FY2015 Homeland Security bill, including Coast Guard appropriations
    This week Congress broke its impasse on the FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill when House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) brought to the floor and passed the Senate-passed bill. The Senate bill excludes the provisions that would have defunded the president’s executive action on immigration, which have been the sticking point on the bill since December [...]
  • Congress can’t break impasse on FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, agrees to one-week CR
    The House and Senate, unable to break the stalemate over passage of the FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, decided to give themselves another week to try to reach agreement. Approaching the midnight hour when the Continuing Resolution (CR) keeping the Department of Homeland Security open would run out, the House agreed to a CR until [...]
  • Carter, sworn in as Secretary of Defense, sets priorities
    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense yesterday. Last week Carter was confirmed by the U.S. Senate 93-5. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office in a ceremony at the White House. Biden characterized Carter as “a genuine expert on the acquisition and technical capabilities that are going to [...]
  • Carter confirmed as Secretary of Defense
    Yesterday, the Senate voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter as the 25th Secretary of Defense. President Obama nominated Carter in December and the Senate Armed Services Committee cleared Carter’s nomination earlier this week 26-0. Carter succeeds Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation in November, but has continued in service until a new secretary is confirmed [...]
  • Proposed Senate legislation would penalize DoD for failure to achieve audit readiness by 2017
    A bill proposed by four Senators would impose penalties on the Department of Defense if the department does not meet its goal of being audit ready by the end of 2017. The Audit the Pentagon Act of 2015 (S. 327) was introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) [...]
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