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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Bill would provide benefits for Ready Reserve Corps.

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced a bill that allows the Ready Reserve Corps members to be paid retirement benefits. The Ready Reserve Corps is a pool of trained personnel who may be deployed to assist in public health crises and emergency response missions. The... Read More »

Space Development Agency announces new director

Department of Defense (DoD) officials announced Monday the selection of Derek Tournear as the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) first permanent director. “Our strategy is to unify efforts across the military services and government agencies to rapidly develop capabilities that are responsive... Read More »

Bill seeks to cut nuclear weapons budget

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) reintroduced Tuesday legislation is designed to reduce the nation’s nuclear weapons budget by $75 billion over the next decade. The Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act would enhance national security and cut what they... Read More »

Democrats decry reports of Trump bid at acting DHS head

The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security opened Wednesday’s hearing on global terrorism criticizing President Donald Trump and his bid to name a new acting director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on the day before Kevin McAleenan was scheduled to end his five-month... Read More »

Task force created to combat anti-Semitism

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism this week. The purpose of the task force is to collaborate with advocates, state and local governments, federal agencies, law enforcement, clergy, educators, and... Read More »

Bill addresses energy research, development

Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recently introduced a measure reauthorizing Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) funding, noting it advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies in early development stages. The ARPA-E... Read More »

DHS expands Migrant Protection Protocols sites

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now has six ports of entry Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) sites in the wake of establishing expansion at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. Migrants attempting to enter the country via the southwest border regardless of location may be returned to Mexico... Read More »