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  • Senator Collins Murkowski and Heitkamp on Government Shutdown
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    Senator Collins, Murkowski and Heitkamp on Government Shutdown

    Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) spoke to reporters about a possible deal to reopen the government.

  • Secretary Kelly Travel Ban Injunctions Hobbling Homeland Security Screening Effort
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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified about President Trump’s 2018 budget request for his agency. He answered senators' questions and addressed several issues including terrorism,…

  • Senate Committee Considers FEMA and White House Budget Office Nominations
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    FEMA and OMB Nominations

    The president’s nominees to be the next White House Budget deputy director, White House Budget Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Waste Fraud and Abuse
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    Waste and Fraud in the Federal Government

    Witnesses testified on duplication, waste, and fraud in areas of the federal government, including improper refundable tax credits by the IRS. Witnesses included the comptroller general of…

  • Senator Schumer Urges President to Reconsider Shutdown Threat
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged President Trump to reconsider his threat to shut down the government in September 2017 if he doesn’t get his way on spending priorities. He…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Government Waste Fraud and Mismanagement
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    Government Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement

    Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on his agency’s report highlighting government programs that, in their assessment, are “high-risk” due to waste, fraud and…

  • White House Budget Director Nominee Mick Mulvaney Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    White House Budget Director Confirmation Hearing

    In the second of his two confirmation hearings in one day, Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as President…

  • Hearing on Fiscal Year 2017 Indian Country Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2017 Indian Country Budget

    Officials from the Justice, Interior, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Health and Human Services (HHS) Departments and the National Congress of American Indians testified on President…

  • Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Testimony on Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
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    Homeland Security Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a hearing on the Department of State’s $40.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017, a one percent decrease from 2016. Secretary Johnson said he…

  • Senate Cmte Hearing on Government Travel Spending
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    Government Conference and Travel Spending

    Federal officials testified on the effectiveness of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies implemented to reduce conference and travel spending by federal agencies. Members of the…

  • Small Businesses and Government Shutdown
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    Small Businesses and Government Shutdown

    Owners of technology, health care, and tourism companies told their personal stories of the severe effects the federal government shutdown was having on their small businesses. Keith…

  • Debt Ceiling and Default
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    Debt Ceiling and Default

    Witnesses testified on the impact of a default on financial stability and economic growth in the U.S. In their remarks the outlined various scenarios should Congress allow a default and…

  • Senate Hears from OMB Nominee
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    Office of Management and Budget Director Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held the first hearing on the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Ms. Burwell,…

  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The U.S. Senate convenes to resume consideration of S Con Res 8, the budget resolution for fiscal 2014, offered by Budget Committee Chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).

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