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To reform or not reform the tax code

Tax Reform remains a major priority for Republicans in Congress and the President. But, it will be one of the most difficult things to achieve in Washington.

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VA’s new centers bring agile tech development

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward with plans for a two-year contract to build digital centers where contractors will apply agile methods to information technology development and sustainment services.

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President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request

The $4.1 trillion budget proposal from President Donald Trump would include $1.7 trillion in cuts to mandatory programs over 10 years and slash domestic programs by 10 percent in 2018.

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DLA reopens solicitation for $6.5 billion in radiology services

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department and the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency are adding companies to a 10-year, $6.5 billion multiple-award contract, Joint Radiology and Imaging Systems Program.

(Bloomberg) — Sen. Rand Paul is looking to force a vote to block President Trump’s proposed $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, according Senate sources.
  • Under Senate rules, Paul can file motion to require recorded vote within 30 days; Paul intends to file a resolution later today; notified White House officials last week about plans to oppose deal; unclear how much support Paul will have in Senate
  • NOTE: Paul tried a similar tactic in 2016 over a $1.15b weapons sale to Saudi Arabia; Senate killed his effort to block in 71-27 vote
  • NOTE: Trump announced during a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, over the weekend that he had brokered a nearly $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis – one of the largest arms deals in history
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Trump’s $575 billion defense budget delays promised buildup

President Donald Trump’s first full-year defense budget would delay big increases in multibillion-dollar weapons systems while putting more money into troop readiness and precision munitions.

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Trump seeks $3.6 trillion in cuts to reshape U.S. government

President Donald Trump would dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in society with $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years in a budget plan that shrinks the safety net for the poor, recent college graduates and farmers.