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The Senate is considering a $60 billion that incorporates $30 billion for President Barack Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan with more than $5 billion to replenish disaster aid accounts, provide Haitian earthquake relief, and make a down payment on aid to flood-drenched Tennessee and Rhode Island. The Associate Press reports the must-pass legislation is the only appropriations bill likely to advance to Obama's desk until the fall and is a tempting target for Democrats seeking to add money for a summer jobs program or to help to local school district to retain teachers.
The bill now awaits House approval
Ted Kaufman: he's loud, he's proud, but he's not here for long.
Plans for a temporary Select Committee on Cybersecurity are not sitting well with some lawmakers. Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.
Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , select committee on cybersecurity and electronic i , Sen. Joe Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins , select committee on cybersecurity and electronic i , select committee on cybersecurity and electronic i , select committee on cybersecurity and electronic i
A budget proposal from Senate Democrats cuts security spending by nearly $900 billion over 10 years, and reduces funding to domestic programs by $350 billion. The proposal by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)also contains $10 trillion in deficit reduction savings.
Senators Tom Carper and Rob Portman requested information from agencies on the number of excess and underutilized properties they currently own. The senators expect a progress report by July 25.
One nominee, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, drew criticism for his support of trying terrorism suspects in civil rather than military trials, according to the article.
Sen. Mark Warner proposed a web-based system to Congress to improve the way federal expenses are reported by federal agencies. It's the Senate version of a bill proposed last week in the House by Rep. Darrell Issa.
Tags: Mark Warner , Congress , management , financial management , transparency , oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency , Courtney Thompson
More companies are looking to purchase cyberinsurance.