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The federal government is currently operating under a continuing resolution that expires at the end of next week. Members and staff of the House and Senate appropriations committees worked throughout the weekend in hopes of passing all 12 spending bills before the Dec. 20 deadline. House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said last weekREAD MORE
The Navy will look for ways to upgrade security at installations following recent shootings at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and a fatal gate-running incident at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., Military.com reported. “These acts are crimes against all of us,” Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly saidREAD MORE
A select committee formed to update House rules may consider re-instating earmarks. The practice was banned after a series of high-profile scandals. The bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, led by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is reviewing a wide range of ways to ease Capitol Hill gridlock, including whetherREAD MORE
House and Senate appropriators are trying to settle differences over the next few days in an attempt to pass all 12 annual appropriations bills by Dec. 20, when current government spending runs out. “I’m more enthusiastic than I was a couple of days ago,” said the Senate Appropriations Committee’s top Democrat, Patrick Leahy (Vt.), accordingREAD MORE
House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Senate Republicans should not hold up last-minute deals by insisting on additional border wall funding, because the administration can’t spend the border funds it currently has. The White House transferred money from military construction projects and other funds but doesn’t have enough time to spend theREAD MORE
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) told executives of top private on-base housing companies that he is concerned that poor housing conditions only came to light when military families spoke up. “The Pentagon didn’t come to Congress and say, ‘We have a problem.’ You didn’t come to Congress and say, ‘We have a problem,’” he told theREAD MORE
Middle Georgia State University has partnered with Robins Air Force Base, Ga., to launch the Center for Software Innovation, “designed to identify software development projects that will elevate regional companies, nonprofits, startups and other organizations,” according to a press release. University President Christopher Blake said the “community benefits through more high-paying jobs in the area,READ MORE
Appropriators hope to work out preliminary differences in their spending bills this week, lawmakers said Wednesday. “It’s slow, but at least we’re moving forward,” said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, according to CQ. It will be up to House and Senate leaders to work out differences on theREAD MORE