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House votes to outspend White House on spy bill

The House voted to give the intelligence community a few billion dollars more Thursday than the White House wanted for next year's budget _ a price tag that covers the range of intelligence needs from the CIA to the high-tech satellites that spied on Osama bin Laden's compound.

The White House registered its objection before the vote, but did not threaten to veto the bill, which the House passed 386-28.

Tags: intelligence , Congress , budget , NSA

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 06:11pm EDT

House OKs FDA bill to increase inspections, fees

The Food and Drug Administration would have more power to catch tainted pharmaceuticals manufactured overseas before they enter the U.S. market under legislation passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

Tags: FDA , USDA , Congress , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 07:49am EDT

White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Congress , veterans , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT

Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Ben Cardin , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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Divisive issues in the House defense budget

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget

Friday - 05/18/2012, 02:56pm EDT

GOP measure shields lawmakers' office budgets

Even as they press cuts to food stamps and a host of other domestic programs, Republicans running the House of Representatives are shielding their own office expense accounts from further cuts.

Tags: Congress , budget , Norm Dicks , Paul Ryan , appropriations

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 04:52pm EDT

House GOP heads off plan to end weapons programs

House Republicans thwarted a plan by a few Democrats to cancel weapons programs. The moves and counter-moves came during debate on the 2013 Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Defense Authorization Bill , John Conyers , Mike Quigley , Ed Markey

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:09am EDT
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