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Trump Speech in Riyadh Suggests Similar Approach to His Predecessors

Blaise Misztal May 22, 2017

Although Trump laid out his administration’s major strategic objectives in the Middle East the speech provoked many questions about how it will pursue those goals.

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A Simple Fix to Maintain FSOC’s Insurance Expertise

Justin Schardin May 16, 2017

Dodd-Frank does not include many of the details that are defined for the other voting members of FSOC, including anything on the Independent Member’s specific duties.

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Immigration in the Omnibus

Lazaro Zamora May 10, 2017

Comparison of the major immigration-related budget provisions in the President’s request for FY2017 and what Congress provided in the omnibus appropriations bill.

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Congress Backs Energy Research in the Omnibus

Brad Townsend May 5, 2017

Since 1987, energy research has decreased from 14.4 percent of the federal R&D budget to 5.3 percent by 2017

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Government Spending Bill Includes Important Funding for Accelerating Cures

The bill provides a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support important research.

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Has Defense Spending Turned the Corner?

The final version of the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill could be a sign that defense spending may have turned a corner after almost a decade of stagnant appropriations.

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New Developments Bring Biometric Entry-Exit System Closer to Reality

Hunter Hallman May 3, 2017

DHS’s plan to roll out further testing of biometric exit data and commitment to better tracking of overstays are vital steps toward results desperately needed at our ports of entry.

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Congress Pushes Stronger Border Security Metrics

Lazaro Zamora April 28, 2017

The government has generally failed to publish consistent outcome metrics to better inform this discussion.

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Trump’s First 100 Days

Hunter Hallman April 28, 2017

The first 100 days on immigration have been marked by a flurry of high-profile actions from the Trump administration intended to make good on those promises.

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Trump, Congress Set Sights on H-1B Visa Reforms

Lazaro Zamora April 19, 2017

President Donald Trump recently signed a new executive order (EO), “Buy American and Hire American,” that proposes changes to the H-1B Specialty Occupations temporary worker program.

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