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Defense, Industry

If Congress passes funding, this is how the US could rush weapons to Ukraine for its war with Russia

April 19, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The Pentagon could get weapons moving to Ukraine within days if Congress passes a long-delayed aid bill. That’s because it has a network of storage sites in the U.S. and Europe that already hold the ammunition and air defense components […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

FTA to award $316M in passenger ferry grants

April 19, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be awarding $316 million in grants to support and modernize passenger ferry service. Grants will be awarded through three programs. A total of $49 million will be awarded through the Electric or Low Emitting […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden set to block millions of acres in Alaska from oil, gas drilling in Earth Day action

April 19, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration is planning to block oil and gas drilling across millions of acres in an Alaskan reserve, which Congress specifically set aside for resource development. The Department of Interior (DOI) is expected to finalize regulations on Friday, just […]


Education, Industry

Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

April 16, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election. The Education Department on […]


Industry, Workforce

Lawmakers push skills-based hiring for federal contractors

April 10, 2024

Via: Federal News Network

As agencies have been gradually shifting toward skills-based hiring, a pair of lawmakers is seeking to expand that effort to another group: federal contractors. Trying to take skills-based hiring a step further, Reps. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) […]


Industry, Workforce

The Labor Department wants Congress to help to fix unemployment insurance tech and delivery

April 9, 2024

Via: Government Executive

The Labor Department has a new “transformation plan” to shore up the unemployment insurance system for the next crisis after the pandemic exposed its weaknesses. It says it will need the help of Capitol Hill to sufficiently fund the program, […]


Defense, Industry

Passing 2025 defense spending bill will be ‘particularly difficult’

April 9, 2024

Via: Federal News Network

While passing the 2024 defense budget was arduous as lawmakers struggled to agree on government funding plans for nearly six months into the fiscal year, negotiating the 2025 defense spending is shaping up to be “particularly difficult.” The Pentagon proposed […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

DOT accepting applications for more than $5B in infrastructure grants

April 1, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it was accepting applications for $5.1 billion in discretionary grants programs. The grants for regionally or nationally significant infrastructure projects would come from three major discretionary grant programs, but the application process […]


Industry, Workforce

Biden rolls out new endorsements for controversial judicial nominee as Dem support dwindles

March 29, 2024

Via: Fox News

The White House is moving forward with its campaign to confirm judicial nominee Adeel Mangi and pushing back on claims that he is antisemitic or against law enforcement, despite several Democratic senators expressing concern over the nominee’s organizational ties and […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Yellen says China’s rapid buildout of its green energy industry ‘distorts global prices’

March 27, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is calling out China’s ramped-up production in solar energy, electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries, calling it unfair competition that “distorts global prices” and “hurts American firms and workers, as well as firms and workers around the […]


Industry, Workforce

Amazon, SpaceX and other companies are arguing the government agency that has protected labor rights since 1935 is actually unconstitutional

March 25, 2024

Via: Government Executive

Amazon, SpaceX, Starbucks, and Trader Joe’s have all responded to allegations that they have violated labor laws with the same bold argument. The National Labor Relations Board, they assert in several ongoing legal proceedings, is unconstitutional. SpaceX, for example, says […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden admin set to finalize major gas car crackdown over warnings from automakers, energy industry

March 18, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration is expected this week to finalize highly anticipated regulations targeting gas-powered vehicle tailpipe emissions, considered the tip of the spear in its efforts to electrify the transportation sector. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to issue […]


Education, Industry

Missouri Senate passes sweeping education bill

March 14, 2024

Via: Fox News

Students across Missouri could have access to scholarships for private schooling through an expanded tax credit program passed Thursday in the GOP-led state Senate. Senators voted 19-10 to pass the sweeping education bill, an approval earned after weeks of bipartisan […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

New federal policy gives Native American tribes power to veto green energy development

February 26, 2024

Via: Fox News

Federal regulators quietly implemented a new policy enabling Native American tribes to effectively veto certain green energy development projects on their land. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order rejecting three large hydroelectric pump storage projects — which […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Florida passes bill to ban left lane driving with few exceptions

February 23, 2024

Via: Fox News

The state of Florida is set to crack down on life in the fast lane. The Florida legislature has passed a bill that would ban motorists from cruising in the left lane of highways, sending it to Gov. Ron DeSantis […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

White House is distributing $5.8 billion from the infrastructure law for water projects

February 20, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is distributing another $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects around the country, paid for by one of its key legislative victories. The new allocations will go to projects in all 50 states, bringing […]


Health Care, Industry

New FDA-approved drug makes severe food allergies less life-threatening

February 17, 2024

Via: ArsTechnica

Living with food allergies can be a fraught existence. There is no cure, and the standard management is to be ever vigilant of everything you eat and have an emergency shot of epinephrine constantly handy in case an accidental ingestion […]


Defense, Industry

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

February 15, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not […]


Defense, Industry

Young Republicans slam Senate bill that ignores US migrant crisis, funds Ukraine

February 13, 2024

Via: Fox News

Younger Senate Republicans ripped GOP leadership after the Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid bill without addressing the migrant crisis at the southern border. Early Tuesday morning, the Senate voted 70 to 29 in favor of President Biden’s requested […]


Defense, Industry

Republicans attempt to get hardline border security bill into foreign aid package

February 9, 2024

Via: Fox News

Some Senate Republicans are pushing to get stricter border security measures added to the foreign aid bill after tanking the bipartisan immigration deal. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Thursday filed an amendment to add hardline border security measures to the […]